Decastro enjoying solo path
By Rosalia David
FORMER member of the local Kwasa kwasa and rumba band 4×4 Too Much Power, Chaka Decastro is releasing a single from his third solo album titled ‘Love shenanigans,’ on May 25 which also marks Africa Day.
In an interview with Confidente, Decastro described his solo music career as mind blowing saying that it allows him to stand in his own light.
“I decided to go solo because I felt it was time I stood in my own light and also to inspire young talents as I am now in music production and so far have 15 people signed under my label,” he said.
The record label is called Whitehorse music productions and Decastro said he plans to push and promote the budding musicians with an upcoming Moscow musical tour.
He said, “The journey has been a thrilling one. It was easier for me to sign contracts without delays or discussions and I will also be touring Russia in August for a whole month doing live concerts with some of the signed artists.”
On what inspired the title of the upcoming single, Decastro said the lyrical content to Love shenanigans is based on his personal love life especially on the hardships he faced in past relationships.
He however added that he has managed to overcome all the heartbreaks he went through.
Now that he has overcome his past trauma, the artist said he wanted to write a song which many could relate to.
“I want the song to be an inspiration to anybody going through love shenanigans at the moment. I want it to be one of those songs people dance to when they’re sad to brush away their sadness rather than crying over it,” Decastro said.
Asked on what his expectations are when the song finally drops, Decastro described his single as a banger saying that he anticipated it to sell like hot cakes especially on digital platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.
According to the musician, he will be dropping his fourth project immediately after the release of the single, titled ‘Wrong partner’.
He added that all the creatives on his label will get an opportunity to feature in his music videos as well.
“Whitehorse music productions consists of dancers, artists and models that I work with for my music videos and performances such as Kaycee a Zimbabwean singer, Namibian upcoming singer Poppy, and Mervie and Antivirus who are Congolese singers,” Decastro added.
The label has also signed Rocket who is an established singer alongside his two cousins from Otjiwarongo, Chichibola from Rundu, Laute a dancer, Tulipo a model including five more artists.
Decastro’s previous album, First Class featured various artists like Sunny Boy, Tequila, 4×4 Too Much Power and many more.