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iFani’s Remarkable Return: Embracing Tranquility amidst Adversity

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Rapper iFani, also known as Mzayifani Mzondeleli Boltina, left the music industry for nearly six years due to the immense pressure and strain he experienced during his rise to fame and success.

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The 37-year-old musician from the Eastern Cape, best known by his stage name iFani, revealed that the pressure of fame and success had taken a toll on his mental and emotional well-being, reports Opera News. This led him to step away from the limelight. During the peak of his career, iFani had tremendous success with hit singles like ‘Ewe‘ and ‘Shake‘ between 2012 and 2014.

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However, despite breaking records and earning accolades, he confessed that he didn’t find joy during that period. The overwhelming demands, constant bookings, and the pressure to keep up with the industry’s expectations became too much for him to handle.

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“I had the impression that I was going to fight because it was so difficult for me. After making more money, I made the decision to move somewhere where there is more peace”



This decision to take a break turned out to be a turning point in iFani’s life. He found solace and peace at home, away from the relentless pressure of the music industry. Although he didn’t have much money during this time, he emphasized that he gained valuable knowledge about the spirituality and culture of Africa.

iFani is well known for his versatile style and creativity. Image: Instagram via @crenkist
iFani is well known for his style and creativity. Image: Instagram via @crenkist

The rapper’s break from the industry allowed him to rediscover himself. It also helped him reconnect with his roots. This led to the creation of his forthcoming album, ‘Intro (3rd Quadrant).’ The album is set to be released on 18 August 2023. Fans and music enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating iFani’s comeback.

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It seems like he’s determined to revive his career with a fresh perspective and a renewed passion for his craft. With his album’s release just around the corner, we can’t wait to see iFani back in action and deliver his unique and captivating music to the world once again.

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