Winky D resurrects Zimdancehall
12 February 2018
DANCEHALL star Winky D is one unpredictable artiste and his latest album Gombwe is testimony to that.
He has gone from collaborating with gospel outfit Vabati VaJehova to having another collaborative effort with Haig Park Primary School kids, something nobody saw coming.
Many people questioned the inclusion of Vabati VaJehova on the list of performers at the Gombwe album launch last week and the answer came when they joined Winky D on stage much to the pleasure of many who began singing along.
The song, titled Ngirozi, has since charmed many music lovers.
“This was an experiment based on Winky D’s soft spot for Vabati VaJehova’s music and also growing up that’s the music our mothers would listen to. I’m happy the experiment paid off as people started singing along.
“At times it takes days for people to get used to a song but that was instant,” Winky D’s manager Jonathan Banda said.
Some critics have said the album, Gombwe is about the musician in self-praise and his camp feels the album came to the rescue of the dancehall genre.
Of late, several people felt the genre was nose diving, being popular for the wrong reasons and lacking creativity, taking the urban grooves route and needed a saviour.
To some, the chanter has resurrected Zimdancehall
“Music is about bringing new dimensions and those who were asking what Gombwe means have their answer now,” he said.
We are aware of issues raised by the fans, they needed something new hence Gombwe. It is all about creating something new, that is the job of an artiste and this is all shown in the album,” Banda said.
Winky D also surprised many with the song Onaiwo, showing his artistry, experimenting with the beat, going the sungura like route.
Winky D has managed to remain relevant in the industry by constantly reinventing himself. From the album Kickstap, Gafa Futi and now Gombwe, he has managed to top charts.