Video: A lit­tle too late

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment -

be­come more than the vis­ual ac­com­pa­ni­ment for song but mini-movies that tell a story that com­ple­ments what is said in the track. This is an el­e­ment that seems to be lack­ing in the chanter’s video which was ei­ther made on the premise of a non-ex­is­tent script or a flimsy one. While his cre­ative sto­ry­telling in songs sug­gests a man with a strong pen, for the mak­ing of this video, this abil­ity seems to have dis­ap­peared along with the rest of the prob­lems he so laments in the song. This is of course if he sup­plied the thin sto­ry­line to the Kyle White di­rected video. Dis­ap­pear man­aged to touch so many peo­ple be­cause it gave a nod to the prob­lems that peo­ple face in ev­ery­day life. De­spite not pre­scrib­ing any so­lu­tions to these trou­bles, his Oskid pro­duced party an­them sug­gests that peo­ple can find smile, joy and party de­spite these prob­lems. This is not cap­tured in the video how­ever, with the few video vix­ens that Winky fea­tures in the videos hardly look­ing the type to be trou­bled by the prob­lems printed on pa­pers that he holds up to the cam­era in the video. While it was un­doubt­edly a party song for the ages, the video fails to cap­ture any fes­tive mood, with Winky D and the few ladies that fea­ture in the video hardly mak­ing up a crowd suf­fi­cient for a party. Thus the gy­rat­ing vix­ens that fea­ture in the video are mere eye-candy, thereby mak­ing the video a throwback to ear­lier times when slap­ping a cou­ple of beau­ti­ful ladies in front of the cam­era was enough to get a video at­ten­tion. The video’s one re­deem­ing qual­ity is that it per­haps an­nounces Winky’s de­par­ture from the pool of Zimbabwean artistes that make the much lamented grainy videos. With such a high video res­o­lu­tion it is likely to rack in thou­sands of views on YouTube and bag Winky his much craved re­gional and con­ti­nen­tal recog­ni­tion.

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