Winky D in no-show dilemma

CONTROVERSY surrounds reggae-dancehall star Winky D’s (born Wallace Chirimuko) failure to perform at President Robert Mugabe’s inauguration gala held last week at the National Sports Stadium following contrasting statements about the musician’s whereabouts during the event.

Entertainment Reporter

Earlier indications were that Winky D was in Victoria Falls on the day, while his manager Jonathan Banda claims the musician was at a funeral in Murewa.

“Winky D failed to attend the event because he was attending his grandmother’s funeral in Murewa,” Banda said.

Quizzed why he had not communicated the bereavement to event organisers, Banda became evasive.

“Jah Man, I told you why Winky D did not perform and that is all. Why are you asking unnecessary questions? The issue of that communication is between me, as his manager, and the event co-ordinator, not the Press.”

Banda added that he did not want to start a war by countering what the organisers of the event had said because he had read some contradictory articles in the Press.

Retired Major Anywhere Mutambudzi of the Media, Information and Publicity ministry, who was part of the event organisers, earlier told this publication that although he does not usually want to communicate artistes’ issues to the Press, he was disappointed by Winky D’s behaviour.

Meanwhile, Winky D will have a chance to compensate his fans when he performs at Rainbow Towers Gardens on Saturday.

Chipaz Promotions will host the show featuring Jah Prayzah and Trevor Dongo, while wheel spinners Judgment Yard, DJ Ashstyles, Gary B and Templeman, among others, take turns on the turntables.

Zimbabwe’s representatives in this year’s Big Brother Africa Pokello and Hakeem are also expected to grace the event.

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29 Responses to Winky D in no-show dilemma

  1. Ninja for life August 28, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    Winky D you are our prophet.You rightly prophesied such attempts at tarnishing your image in your new track on Ninja Zone riddim”Vane Dhaka”.News Day ine daka nemi Biggie.Am surprised at why News Day is being unAfrican by not respecting a funeral which in our culture is not something you can lie about.As for Banda,l will continue to respect you as the most intelligent manager ever to manage music.By all measure Winky D is the most progressive young artist on the scene now.Why would News Day want to spite his progress.News Day who are you working for Sulu or Jah PRAYZAH.This is bad journalism

    • indigo August 29, 2013 at 6:38 am #

      wangu thnk of Brian Mtek , Tambaoga , Andy Brown vakadonha nenyaya dzekumhanya nezvisina dhiri…. feya , firakureva

  2. Michael Makamaba August 28, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    Akaramba kushandiswa mahara, big up

  3. Michael Makamaba August 28, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Pane vakadonha nezvemusangano izvi
    muchaziva kuti kwaiva na
    -Tambaoga
    -Taurai Brian Muteki
    -Andy Brown
    vese ava vakadonha kwasara Sulumani na Jah Prayzah regai muone

  4. Chikos August 28, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Biggieman havaite zvemusangano pliz.Ko sei muchida kumanikidza munhu? Ngavaridze ivo ana Sulu tione kwavanosvika.

  5. baba tatenda August 28, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Hazvaigona kuti Biggie vaende kunofadza vemusangano, ivo ambuya vashaya keep it up bigman musashandiswa

  6. Bigman August 28, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    Big up BigMan. The Ninja President nah go bless the wicked president. Babylan wanna bring us down. Rasta got soul, rasta nah involved in party politics. I n I preach love n unity nah preach Rigging and wicked politics. Burn Demmm Evil politicians.

  7. Asylum August 28, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Winky D akaramba kuitwa chipuppet neZANU PF.

  8. mamba August 28, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    thancs bigman,

  9. Prophet Jeremiah August 28, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Winky D, if you had a genuine reason not to come, fine. But if uchishora musangano hauna kwaunoenda. Musangano iwoyu ndiwo vanhu. Ndapedza.

    • Zimbabwean August 28, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      Usanyepere vanhu. Musangano wembavha nemhondi iwowu.

    • indigo August 29, 2013 at 6:43 am #

      zororai bamnini hapana akadonha coz ajamka msangano thnk of Andy brown , brian Mtek , Tambaoga varipi so ?angova mazita , kwasara ana Sulu

  10. jaaah August 28, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    yaaa big up rasterman .iwe waizviitawosei wakatogona bcz hama dzako dzakakosha ukafa unovigwa kumusha kwete paheroes …zvekupemberera hazvina kana dhiri ..from today onwards you should attend events which upholds your life not……

  11. chahototo August 28, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    musaenda kumaINFORMERS ma haters matsaga why would u go to bless a wicked evil sinful rich president wen u are the NINJA PRESIDENT of the poor people.

  12. purezha August 28, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Biggy havangarege kunochema ambuya vavo. Ko Newsday hanti maudzwa wani naBanda zvakaitika. Big up Bigman the media wants t o frame you..remain steadfast!

  13. Mavara Azarevhu August 28, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Kana asingade, haadeka. Paita ‘controvesy’ yei. Harare and Bulawayo belong to MDC T. Mugabe has recognised their sovereignty. Big man ita zvako zvekuimba. Siyana nezvemahara. Dai vaikupa madiamonds waizofira zvirinani.Nedzoyi dzambuya.

  14. gaza thug August 28, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    the new song……..
    Ko imi venews day?
    muupenyu hwangu munodei?
    Maida kuti ndiite sei?
    Ndaizozvifambisa sei?
    Mbuya ava nodavabereka mai
    Iii makaipa kani nhai
    Heya ndakafara hamufari nhai?
    Hon’o imi chifarai
    Asi pachininja tatokuonerai
    Baaaangggggggg

  15. alex igwee buwe August 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    nematambudziko agogo,makava chengeta zvakanaka here?

  16. tawa August 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    uyo hakeem unodei uyo hatimudi muno mungaunze chikomba mumusha kuti zvaita sei.

  17. Harare,Bulawayo August 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Better not to attend than kill the rest of your career, wise decision because Harare and Bulawayo MDC people , as the President said, are his fan base.He did not want to attract controversy

  18. Justice must prevail August 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Rastaman is for peace!

  19. dandaro August 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    eh bigman makatevera gwara sezvo pasaturday muchiputitsa

  20. fireman August 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    Tisu tinokuda Bigman tinoti wakagona fani iwe.Kunyangwe dai ghoghazi vako vasina kushaika still vanhu vaisada kuti uridze ikoko.Thumbs uppppppppppppppppppppp Liany’s brother.We salute you.Gore rino tinoda kunyatsokukoresa zvavachaona namaziso kuti support yedu kwauri yakazara kudarika vose avo.

  21. Gorongoza August 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    vanaMutambudzi masoja munopindara papi pane zvemusic? moda kungotyisidzira vanhu all your life? nxa muri matuzvi vafana imi!

  22. Jahplan August 29, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    Mu’Ninja’ uyu kana aramba kuita curtain raiser panouya King Shango hatimuone. Kana Heritage ikauya tinokumbirawo arege nekuti tinenge tabvawo kure kutititange tanyaudzwa nemunhu unongochemera kuenzaniswa mari nevanhu vaasina zera navo

  23. gary August 29, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Pasi nevanhu vezanu pf. Big up big man

  24. sy master's August 30, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    ninja president belong to zanu pf remember his song ‘ tirikufara ‘ ye independence

  25. sy master's August 30, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    biggie iz gonna reliz a heavy track centralised pon dis snippets manninja!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. sy master's August 30, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    on bhaf of di ninja empire le mi collect di chema yagogo

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