…as he plans all white party album launch
By Tofarati Ige
Gospel singer, Femi Solar is preparing for his new album launch which comes up on the 10th of April. Solar who is seen by many gospel music lovers as a protege of Yinka Ayefele owing to his style of music which he patterns after Ayefele, is planning big for the launch with what he called an All-White party affair.
It will be recalled that Yinka Ayefele was absent at his last album launch in 2014 after it emerged that the duo had fallen out over irreconcilable differences. Since then, there were reports that Solar and Ayefele don’t see eye to eye, in fact it was gathered that they avoided each other at public events.
Reacting to the alleged rift, Solar said there was no iota of truth in the news, blaming the seeming fall out on rumour mongers who wanted to destroy his relationship with Ayefele.
“I really would not like to dwell much on what has gone. I think some people fed him with unfounded stories about me and he was not really happy about it, but we are together now and nothing can separate us again. He’s more than a boss to me, he’s my big uncle and I respect him a lot. He was absent at my last album launch because he was busy, but I can assure you that he would be at the launch on April 10″, he said.
The album launch which will hold in Ibadan in at a yet-to-be disclosed venue will attract top musicians across different genres just as socialites from within and outside the country are already gearing up for the event.
Speaking with newsmen about the 13-track album which may feature Fuji star, Pasuma and rapper, Olamide, Solar said preparations had begun and he was putting things in shape so as to have a hitch free event. According to him, a new video from his last album will also be launched on the same day.