Rumours gaining currency that sensational music trio; VIP may be on the brink of parting ways, has been denied by a member of the group.
There were rumours that the Boogie Down Nima group, made up of Abdul Hamidu Ibrahim (Lazzy, now Zeal), Emmanuel Promzy Ababio (Promzy) and Joseph Nana Ofori (Prodigal), are on the verge of breaking up after about two decades of being together.
The news about Prodigal releasing his solo song triggered the controversy about the possible split but the musician told Myjoyonline.com the speculations have no basis.
According to him, “If something is going on with VIP, we are too grown and too old to keep secrets from the public. There is nothing going on in my camp, we are happy.”
Prodigal explained that he has only agreed with the group to release some singles onto the market, something fans should also expect from Zeal and Promzy.
He said, “in the future we will be dropping solo joints under the umbrella of VIP. We can’t split because we’ve been together for years.”
“Promzy is coming out with Letter to Hiplife and Zeal is also coming out with a couple of songs too,” he added.
Apart from solo songs, plans are far advance for each member to release individual albums “but still under the umbrella of VIP,” Prodigal revealed.
He maintained that “If you listen to our albums, we have songs some of us did,” individually and that, moves to release individuals songs should not come as a surprise.
The rapper released his DJ single Thursday. He explained that it “is basically a song I did for the DJs for the love and support they’ve given us throughout our career because without the DJs, [our] songs will never be played anywhere.”
Prodigal disclosed that he has recorded about seven songs which will be released soon. He will be ready to perform at shows if need be, he added.
He said VIP, the 2011 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Yearwinners, is preparing to shoot and release two music videos, Follow Meand Want It, urging fans to look forward to them.