Ifani, who was the biggest Hip Hop artist in South Africa at some point opens up about the real reason he was away from the scene for all these years. Firstly, he admitted that it hurt him when people believed AKA’s claims that he bought copies of his albums which went Gold.
“It was heartbreaking seeing some people whom I thought were on my side jumping over to AKA’s side. It was too much for me to bear so I took a step back.” He adds that after making his first million, he had no desire to continue making music.
“I left Dream Team at the time when I was leaving everything. I was leaving music and after making that Milli, I felt like that’s what I came here for and I got it so why do you want me to wake up in the morning, to do what? Make another Milli?
“I was leaving everything to focus on myself because besides being a musician and an engineer I am a human being who is curious about life. I always felt like I needed to give myself time to answer these questions.”
Ifani had a lot of questions he needed to be answered and the only way h could do it was if he left the music industry.
‘I’ve been asking a lot of questions about who is God? How did we get here? What is time? What is space? What is space-time? Why are we here and who are we?
“See I had to give myself time to answer these and making music does not give me time to explore. Performing in gigs does not give me time to explore. So making money wasn’t the thing after I made it. So after I cut everything I gave myself time to explore these questions and one month turned to one year and one year turned to two years and two years turned to four years.
“Now I have a chunk of four and a half years me time. I found that I was looking for.” At the end of his interview, he doesn’t reveal whether or not he’ll be returning to the music industry
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