Jah Prayzah Vs Winky D: Who Is The King?
19 April 2021
[Photo Credit:All Africa]
By Kinyua Mwangi
Jah Prayzah and Winky D are two of the most popular artists in Zimbabwe. They are among the revered bigwigs in the industry and never disappoint with their releases. Jah Prayzah and Winky D command a huge fan base. In this article, we review their indidual achievements and the strides they have made in the industry so far:
Jah Prayzah started his singing career in 2005. Two years later, he released his first successful album which thrust him into the commercial world. The Album was titled ‘Sungano’. On his part, Winky D began his musical journey in 2004 and is the brains behind what is today known as Zimdancehall genre.
Winky D has won 10 awards from the year 2011 to 2020 courtesy of Zimdancehall which he rules. Jah Prayzah also has 10 awards to his name.
In his 15 years in the music industry, Winky D has five albums namely; Njema, Gombwe: Chiextra, Gafa Futi, Gafa Life Kickstape and Pakitchen. On his part, Jah Prayzah has nine albums that include; Jerusarema, Hokoyo, Chitubu, and Sungano Yerudo among others.
Winky D has for the last decade been the godfather of Zimdancehall. He is known for his signature chanters but it goes down to history that he is the force behind the creation of Zimdancehall music in Zimbabawe. Jah Prayzah rules in Afropop and Afro beat genres. He has taken his place the two genres.
Jah Prayzah’s over a decade-long career in music has earned him 354K YouTube subscribers and a total of 136,567,713 views. Winky D has 114K subscribers and a total of 39,880,745 views.
On Instagram, Winky D has 227,000 followers while Jah Prayzah has 655,000 followers.