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 Comments

  1. 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

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

  2. Michael Makamaba

    Akaramba kushandiswa mahara, big up

  3. Michael Makamaba

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

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

  6. 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. Winky D akaramba kuitwa chipuppet neZANU PF.

  8. Prophet Jeremiah

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

    1. Usanyepere vanhu. Musangano wembavha nemhondi iwowu.

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

  9. 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……

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. alex igwee buwe

    nematambudziko agogo,makava chengeta zvakanaka here?

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

  16. Harare,Bulawayo

    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

  17. Justice must prevail

    Rastaman is for peace!

  18. eh bigman makatevera gwara sezvo pasaturday muchiputitsa

  19. 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.

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

  21. 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

  22. Pasi nevanhu vezanu pf. Big up big man

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

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

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

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