Members of the Afro-Fusion boy band Kaskazini have gone their separate ways.
In a statement on social media, the trio announced that two of their members have left the group to “embark on a different journey”.
The “If I Had Your Number” hitmakers said that while it was not an easy decision to make, it was a mutual agreement that Israel Onyach and Ywaya Eugene leave the band.
Eugene Ywaya served as the band’s vocalist and guitarist while Israel was also a vocalist and bass guitar player. Following the duo’s exit, Kaskazini now remains with Chris Clave, the lead vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player.
“To our beloved fans, you’ve been our family since the days of ‘pombe’ to our first official single, ‘if I had your number’. Words cannot explain the gratitude that we have towards you guys for your constant love and support. This decision was not an easy one for us, regardless, we’re grateful for what we’ve achieved so far. It was a collective and mutual agreement made by the team Kaskazini that Israel Onyach and Ywaya Eugene have left the band to embark on a different journey,” said Kaskazini.
This comes a little over a month after the group exited Sol Generation records.
Sauti Sol lead singer Bien Baraza confirmed their departure saying: “It’s been so difficult. We started with four, and now there are two. Right now we have Nviiri and Bensoul. They are the future of Kenyan music. It’s just business, and also about meeting our needs and their needs.”