The group made up of Zeal, Tunde and Shifi, had successful singles but they went underground several years ago, and the lead singer of the group, Shifi, has revealed that they have plans to come out better this year and attempt to re-establish their career.
Styl Plus, one of Nigeria’s leading groups in the early 2000’s, are on the cusp of a massive comeback this year.
The group made up of Zeal, Tunde and Shifi, had successful singles like; ‘Olufunmi, ‘Call my name’, ‘Runaway’, and several others. In spite of their insistence to stay put in their base in Abuja, the trio rose to become the hottest group at the time.
However, they went underground several years ago, and the lead singer of the group, Shifi, has revealed that they have plans to come out better this year and attempt to re-establish their career.
“We are looking forward to staging a comeback in 2015. We might have released a single before the end of last year. If everything works out the way we planned it, we also might be doing acollaboration. But hopefully, we are going to drop an album in 2015.”
Shifi also reveals that the departure of Tunde Akinsanmi from the group, to embark on a solo career, was partly responsible for their musical hiatus.
He said: “He embarked on a solo career, which he’s currently pursuing. That’s what he wanted for himself. It’s not like we were married in a court of law. He felt, it was the direction he needed at that stage of his career. He’s getting on well and it will surprise you to see three of us come together again someday.”
Zeal’s departure wasn’t alone in upsetting the balance of the group. According to Shifi the fortunes of Styl Plus was negatively influenced by incessant disagreements with their management.
“A lot of things happened. We had a fallout with our management twice. More so, one of us left the group. There has been a lot of repackaging so to say. Sometimes, our fans think the group is disbanded, while in actuality, the group is still in existence. Only one of us left the group. There was a period when everything was a bit edgy, but we have come together again.”