The trio of Styl Plus (Shifi Omoefe, Zeal Onyecheme and Tunde Akinsanmi) has finally kissed each other goodbye due to what insiders have described as irreconcilable differences after nine years of doing music together.
A source revealed to Skoops that the handwriting had been on the wall for a long time but members of the group were obstinate because they were scared of taking a leap of faith, afraid of what life outside Styl Plus might offer. However, with the dwindling fortunes of the group, it became obvious late last year that the brand had become moribund and so they were forced to part ways albeit on a very sad note. “It was only their first album that made an impact.
The second album was barely felt and the other singles they dropped just didn’t make any impact. These guys knew the show was over long ago but they were scared of letting go. But now the sad truth has hit them that the brand is dead, they have all decided to go their separate ways,” the source disclosed. According to another source, the real reason the group fell apart was because of pride: “They were so popular when Olufunmi hit the airwaves and they were everywhere.
Repeated attempts to get them to relocate to Lagos where the action is failed. Though, some members wanted to relocate but one of them who was doing oil and gas and government contracts refused and that is the real reason Styl Plus broke up. Right now, Zeal is feeling very bad about it and is making attempts to revive his career.
There is even talk he is discussing with Don Jazzy to give him a shot at Mavin Records.” Styl Plus hit the music scene in 2002 when they dropped their runaway hits, Runaway and Olufunmi.