The Riverside View-based music artist is set to drop his two tracks after a 15-year hiatus from the music industry

Riverside View-based gospel music artist Shika Shika will finally release his new extended play (EP) with two hot tracks in March this year after a 15-year hiatus from the music industry.

Shika last released his full album in 2004 and made the decision to stop making music after his band members died.

He explained, “I started singing and making music at a very young age in church and successfully recorded two albums in 2003 and 2004. Things got tough for me when members of my band died of various causes in 2005 and 2006.

The gospel music artist returns to music after a long hiatus. Photo: Nduduzo Nxumalo

I lost strength and concentration and decided to take a break from music. I think the loss was too heavy for me and I couldn’t bear it.

With more and more calls from her music fans, Shika decided to return to the studio last year and recorded two songs which will be released in March.

“There have been calls from members of the general public and people in the music industry asking me to return to music. After a long, long conversation with myself, I have decided to return to the studio and I managed to record two songs within a week. Both tracks will be released in March. I will also release a full album before June this year as an offering for their support.

He added that his two tracks will be available on all digital music platforms after the official launch.

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