HARARE - Dancehall artiste Platinum Prince says those who claim his song Ndinoshamisa Soo is linked to Satanism are way off the mark.
The song which celebrates death and gloom has attracted the ire of many dancehall fans who say the tune praises the devil.
In one controversial stanza the artiste sings, “Inini ndinonakirwa neropa. Ndini ndakauraya (name of popular dendera artiste. Huyai nemusoro yevanhu ndinoshoppa. Manheru tinoenda pasi pemvura.”
But the Bindura-born artiste insisted yesterday the song was just a creative piece which has nothing to do with the devil.
“People especially my fans must know that Ndinoshamisa Soo has nothing to do with Satanism. Music is art and art has no limitation,” said Platinum Prince.
“Everyone was singing about the good side of life so I decided to do a song that shows people the dark side of life. It doesn’t mean that I do what I sang about in the song. ”
Platinum Prince claims he is a born again Christian who will never glorify Satan.
“I will never praise the devil and am a proud member of the United Family International Church (UFIC) led by Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa.”
The Ndofumura Madhiri singer insisted he is not the only creative artiste in the Zimbabwean dancehall community.
“Freeman calls himself Doctor but he has no medical degree. Seh Calaz calls himself Mubandit but he has never been in jail. King Shaddy calls himself king but he has no kingdom.
Also Winky D calls himself a ninja but I don’t think he can muster a karate kick. Music is all about art,” said Platinum Prince.
Away from the controversy, the dancehall musician has promised to release a bumper 18-track album during Easter,
“My fans should expect an early Easter present. The album will include some of my hit singles from last year,” said the Vhum Vhum singer.