It sounded like a shock on Facebook when international Liberian artist Peter Barchue Cole announced that he was retiring from music.
“Loyal and royal fans," Cole posted on his Facebook timeline, "it is with great regret that I announce my retirement and retreat from the music scene after many years of reflection and depression. I know I’m letting a lot of you down but this move is necessary for me to regain my sanity and reinvent a new direction in the face of major life changes I have had recently.”
This post brought mixed reactions from his fans. Aristotle Guweh did not buy it. “Good to know that this is the month of April,” he commented.
Theresa Tylers said, “Come on Peter you just kidding?”
And later when his fans realized that Peter Cole was just kidding, Georgia Gwolyee Teah wrote, “You got me scared.”
“You almost got me on my neck,” Lucan Dian Sonii, said.
Cole later replied, “I’m counting on your support, love and understanding as always. The storm will be over and you’ll get the trick. Happy month of April and wait for the next single coming soon.” Though he did not disclose any details about the theme or style of the up-coming single, the "April Fool's Day" stunt was no doubt a clever move to create buzz about what's coming up next for the musician.