Harare – One of Zimbabwe’s foremost dancehall acts, Enzo Ishall, known to his fans as Stallion, has said he is quitting music for good – at just 27-years-old.
Enzo is part of the third generation of Zim dancehall acts who revolutionized the sound from vocalising to a more rap-like intonation.
This week he said on social media that he had only one song left in him.
The cryptic message read like a note of regret from the “Kanjiva” hit-maker, who has in past months been failing to recreate the magic that saw him thrill music lovers young and old.
Enzo said: “All days are not the same, you will be happy, sad, but take heart, God is not asleep. My last year as a musician, last song will be released on 1st of September.”
A few days before the surprise announcement, the artist had hinted that he would likely switch genres from dancehall to full-on hip-hop. He even said he would win the local best hip-hop song award.
But some fans think Enzo is merely trying to create excitement around his name as the chips are down. It would not be the first time an artist tried such a gimmick.After The Black Album in 2003, Jay Z famously retired – only to come back three years later with Kingdom Come.