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Zimbabwe Dancehall Artist
Winky D
Wallace Chirumiko, Musician
BornWallace Chirumiko
(1983-02-01) February 1, 1983 (age 38)
NationalityZimbabwe
EducationRukudzo Primary School and Kambuzuma High 1 School
Occupation
  • Musician.
Years active1999 to present
RelativesTrevor Chirumiko who is popularly known as Layan


Winky D is an award-winning Zimbabwe Dancehall artist popularly known as the Ninja President for his poverty biting and poverty protesting lyrics.[1]

Background

He was born Wallace Chirumiko on the 1 February 1983 in Harare’s Kambuzuma suburb. He went to Rukudzo Primary School and later Kambuzuma High 1 School.[2] His young brother is Trevor Chirumiko who is affectionately known as Layan who is a producer and presenter.[3]

Career

Winky D, became interested in music when he was 8 and took pleasure in collecting reggae audio tapes and vinyls. When he was 16, he performed at the Ghetto Lane Clashes which were DJ battles meant to showcase the best emerging talent. He instantly made fans as he continued participating in similar platforms. It was from these shows where he earned the name 'Wicked Deejay' which was shortened Winky D for his powerful lyrics.[4]

When he started recording, his music had explicit lyrics and extolled violence, gangsterism and promiscuity. He however changed and started singing gospel music from 2013, and songs urging youths to shun using drugs.[5]

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Having born in the ghetto, his music speaks about the everyday struggles of a ghetto child. He devoted his music to poor people’s trials and tribulations and pursuit of happiness.[6]

In February 2015, he unleashed his 2015's theme which is based on releasing singles.[7]. He however faced numerous set backs when he was deserted by some of his band members. [8]. He outclassed his arch rival, Seh Calaz at the Harare International Carnival's Zimdancehall night which was held in the Harare Gardens in May 2014.[9]

Controversies

It was allegedly reported that he was snubbing his circumcision shows on behalf of PSI on the basis that he was partnered by his 'arch rival', Jah Prayzah.[10] Jah Prayzah however dispelled this. It was reported that Winky D has been driving for years without a driver;s license dodging members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, Traffic Section. On 16 January 2015, his instructor confirmed that Winky D was issued a class 4 drivers license in Chinhoyi.[11]

Albums

  1. Igofigo 'the Unthinkable' (October 2010)
  2. Twenty Eleven Singles Compilation (April 2011)
  3. Pakitchen (November 2011)
  4. Life Yangu (October 2012)
  5. Say No Single

[12]

Awards

  1. 2008 Zim Dancehall Awards for the song Rokesheni.
  2. NAMA for the album Igofigo and People’s Choice Award in 2010
  3. 2013 Zim Dancehall awards for:
  • Best video-Vashakabvu
  • Best Social Message-Mafirakureva
  • Best Live Performer
  • Best Artist and the Best Artist Manager-Banda.[13]

Winky D's Videos

Tanakirana
Musarova Bigman
Vashakabvu
Ninja Saturday
At the Lion Lager Beer Festival


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References

  1. Winky D one of the most nominated artist at the 10th NAMA Awards
  2. The Truth About: Winky D
  3. Winky D’s young brother Layan joins Star FM
  4. [ttp://www.last.fm/music/Winky+D/+wiki Winky D]
  5. WHATS GOING ON WITH WINKY D?
  6. Who is Winky D?
  7. Tafadzwa Zimoyo, Winky D's 2015 plan, "The Herald", Published:4 Feb 2015,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  8. Mtandazo Dube, Winky-D deserted, "The Sunday Mail", Published:3 Aug 2014,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  9. Jonathan Mbiriyamveka, Seh Calaz skinned alive, "The Herald", Published:26 May 2014,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  10. Winky D snubs circumcision shows over Jah Prayzah, "New Zimbabwe", Published:13 Apr 2014,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  11. Nunurai Jena, Winky D no longer dodging traffic cops, "NewsDay", Published:17 Jan 2015,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  12. Winky D Albums - Discography
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