“There is no split, we are just taking a break” – Xtra Large on a quest to promote solo growth
Urban Grooves outfit, Xtra Large taking a break from working as a duo as they seek solo growth.
Norman Manwere took to his Facebook page to announce that they were going separate ways in a post written,
“Hi guys, we have decided to take a break from Xtra Large and rediscover ourselves and to rebrand as a group. During the break Jimmie and I will be working on Solo Projects. We need your support the same way you have supported Xtra Large throughout the years. We will regroup in the near future and we hope to come back a better and stronger team…”
In an interview with OyOsNews Manwere confirmed the break up.
“Like I mentioned in the post that I made, we are trying to rediscover ourselves and to rebrand as a group. Mafikizolo did it and came back a stronger team,” he said.
“I do not have any solo projects yet but as a musician my intention is to keep doing music.
“The projects are still ideas just like when growing up people have ideas. For example, some say when l grow up l want to buy a car or a house,” he said.
Jimmy Mangezi on the other hand expressed shock at the message, leading one to think there could be miscommunication in the camp.
Popularly known in music circles as “Maroja”, the group is one of the pioneers of urban grooves genre with more than seven albums together. They became a household name with hits such as Shamula newe, Muti Wemusango and Chido Chemoyo.
The duo has over the years roped in collaborations with Roki, Ba Shupi and several other Urban Grooves Giants.