Hold onto your hats, folks, because the Zimdancehall scene is heating up with controversy and drama! The one and only Winky D, the top artist in the genre, has caused quite a stir among Zanu PF supporters with his latest album Eureka. Some folks in the ruling party are throwing a fit, claiming that he’s in cahoots with the opposition, and that his music is a threat to their agenda.
This conflict has spilled over into the public sphere, with some of Winky D’s shows being crashed by police and thugs. The most recent show in Chitungwiza was cancelled by the cops, and that’s even caught the attention of Parliament!
But the real action is happening online, where Zanu PF supporters are duking it out over Winky D’s music. Independent candidate and Norton MP Temba Mliswa kicked off the debate with a tweet saying that Winky D should be allowed to sing his heart out, since he’s never spoken against the President.
That tweet set off a firestorm, with Zanu PF supporters taking sides and airing their opinions. Some are calling for Winky D to be banned entirely, while others who also happen to be fans of the artist have different takes on the situation.
As of now, the situation is still up in the air, with no clear resolution in sight. What we do know is that Winky D is shaking things up in Zimbabwe, and we can’t wait to see what happens next!
Zanu PF supporters divided over Winky D music
Below are some of the top reactions from several suppoters:
Justin Chris Tapera
I wish to confess today, mina/myself I never liked Winky’s music but I just loved his creativity and talent, now after the launch of second last album and this Eureka, goodness me, I am now number off Winky’s follower. #IBoTso, kutongwa nema dunderheads
Chitora zvako Bona wataura zvine musoro
Winky D has never gone against the President. He has never insulted anyone or sung politics. We know who sings politics. Winky's music is the conscious type that is relevant to today's youths as it awakens and conscientises them. pic.twitter.com/GnC9fhMrSG
— Hon. Temba P. Mliswa (@TembaMliswa) March 10, 2023