Winky D silent as JP releases album
WHILE the local music scene has been buzzing about the imminent release of Jah Prayzah’s latest album, Kutonga Kwaro, the man many view as his closest competitor for the throne, Winky D, has been conspicuous by his silence.
So deafening has been the silence that some are now wondering what exactly could be happening in the Gafa’s camp.
As Jah unleashes his album at the Harare International Conference Centre alongside Nigerian superstar Davido tonight, questions about what the wordsmith has been up to in the studio will more than likely intensify.
As Jah and Winky’s careers have soared in the last few years, it has become clear that it is no longer possible to mention one of them without reference to the other. Like Oliver Mtukudzi and Thomas Mapfumo, Alick Macheso and the late Tongai Moyo, the two have been joined at the hip by fate and only time’s surgical precision may separate them.
Although any “beef” between the two seems more imagined than real, the release of Prayzah’s latest star-studded effort will therefore raise questions about what the man the musical gods decided was to be his rival has been up to.
Recently, Winky has shown signs that something might be cooking in the Gafa camp, giving fans a taste of his song, Ma Drinks Mu Cup during live performances. When he performed the song at the Chibuku Neshamwari finals in Bulawayo recently, the crowd became electric, as if the few stanzas that the chanter recited were enough to show them that the song was another potential Winky hit in the making.
Snippets of that song performed live gave fans hope that a new single or album was just around the corner but alas,