Winky D’s

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bruce Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

WINKY D last Fri­day an­nounced the re­lease of the long awaited video for the hit song, Dis­ap­pear.

“Winky D fans have been ask­ing for this video, we do what we do be­cause of the fans. And as I promised dur­ing Gafa Futi al­bum launch that I would de­liver the Dis­ap­pear video be­fore any other video, it was fit­ting to an­swer the Dis­ap­pear ques­tion be­fore I an­swer the lat­ter - Panor­wadza Moyo, Twenty Five or Gafa Party ques­tions,” said Winky D.

True to his word, The Gafa Life ex­po­nent de­buted his video on BTV’s flag­ship mu­sic pro­gramme Flava Dome on Fri­day evening be­fore re­leas­ing it on his of­fi­cial YouTube chan­nel for on­line con­sump­tion.

While some fans would have been pleased with just hav­ing a video for the song, for the more crit­i­cal and per­haps too ex­pec­tant, the vi­su­als for the run­away hit track con­tained more bark than bite.

The wait has been long for the chanter’s fans, who like most ob­servers, have been baf­fled by his de­ci­sion to sit on a po­ten­tial gold mine by not mak­ing a video for a song that oblit­er­ated ev­ery chart in Zim­babwe and be­yond after its re­lease.

For over a year, the chanter played hide and seek, avoid­ing or ig­nor­ing ques­tions and calls for a video for his hit song.

After the pre­miere of the video, the buzz and ex­cite­ment about the video was muted while a ris­ing tide of crit­i­cism started to bub­ble from those that had got less than they had bar­gained for after a year of wait­ing.

Per­haps it is the wait that killed the ex­cite­ment.

One might ques­tion the wis­dom of re­leas­ing the video when the song is no longer pop­u­lar.

In mod­ern times, videos have

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