• Chimano said he wanted fans to know his true identity in his album dubbed Heavy is the Crown. 

Chimano
Chimano
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Sauti Sol's member Chimano has shared for the first time ever, that he is a member of the LGBTQ+ community. 

In an interview with Kalondu Musyimi on Mpasho, the Friday Feeling singer said he wanted fans to know his true identity in his album dubbed Heavy is the Crown. 

"It is the first time i am expressing myself in a song, you really get to know who Chimano is...and that is a heavy crown to carry," he said. 

The Friday Feeling song, he says, is not only a party song but represents the ballroom culture in the LGBTQ+ community. 

"Friday feeling represents ball room culture in the LGBTQ community. It is just a representation of  the underground ball room culture within the queer community... which I am part of.

That is just my first expression of who I am...I am laying everything bare from now on. No hiding anymore...lets do it," he said. 

Chimano said he chose to put it out in the song because he felt its time to live his truth.

"Sexuality doesn't define you it is just about me putting myself out there, my creativity and living my own truth. Figure out what your own happiness is most importantly with yourself.

As I get older, I have a bigger perspective of life...who is it I am supposed to be. It is not about what everybody else thinks I should be."

The singer also spoke about the upcoming Sol Fest event, which will see the group perform their Midnight Train Album.

"Just fireworks and amazingness. It has been two years of preparation and we are just ready to perform. It is all sold out and we are just grateful," he said.

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