Winky D Unhappy with Lack of Support from Zimbabweans
14 October 2020
[Photo Credit:New Zimbabwe]
By Kinyua Mwangi
Zimbabwe dancehall sensation Winky D has touched off a fiery debate of support for local artistes by their own people.
This has been a subject that many artistes have talked about,and some have been battling with it on a personal level to a point that they feel inferior or not good enough in their trade.
However, Winky D broke the ice and addressed the elephant in the room asking Zimbabweans to support more of their music so that they can go beyond the borders of Zimbabwe.
In a candid interview with Alpha Media Holdings chairman Trevor Ncube’s show, the Njema hit maker protested lack of enough support from fans, yet it is what matters most.
“We [Zimbabweans] have a mindset where we believe anything that we make is not good enough until somebody else from somewhere comes and says this product is nice, then everyone else will open their eyes and say he or she is one of us,” he decried.
Just recently, together with his countryman Jay Prayzah they were nominated for African Entertainment Awards USA. However, Winky D claimed that a section of Jah Prayzah’s fans said they will sabotage him over his links to ZANU PF.
This is a clear indication of the apathy they get from the people who should be supporting them.
Winky D described this mindset as “destructive”.