Winky D acted maturely

EDITOR — The fact that Winky D is mature is a subject for another day but that he acted maturely by joining the entourage that visited flood victims at Chingwizi Camp is undisputable.

Dancehall artistes are usually regarded as childish and over-ambitious and the only way they can silence critics is through participating in humanitarian activities and showing empathy and selflessness.

The majority of the artistes comprising the Dancehall movement are very young, so it is only normal for them to exude a certain level of childishness.

The greatest challenge society confronts in all fields of human endeavour, is change.

Life revolves like a cog and at every turn something new comes up and alters perceptions of reality.

For that reason it is virtually impossible for anyone to claim to know reality.

Just when people think they have mastered the ways of the world, something new comes up and dominates reality as we know it.

Dancehall is the new reality for the youths of today, after sometime a new phenomenon will dominate charts and become a subculture.

This is why every generation believes that their time was the best.

You hear people talking about the good old days.

People therefore fail to embrace whatever phenomenon characterising their epoch and recoil into the past.

New things always look sinister and dubious but old things whose flaws people have grown to accept appear genuine, trustworthy and safe.

I have heard people saying “better the devil you know than the one you do not.” I disagree.

I say all things need to be explored and given a chance  to manifest.

There maybe a way of fusing some of the good elements of the past with the present.

Winky D is hailed for his part in pioneering the Dancehall movement.

His songs like Chamba, (marijuana) makes him look like a rebel of sorts.

In the song, he praises the illegal drug and wishes it was legalised.

This makes him a part of the alternative voices that question authority.

Grown ups know that you can not beat the system and it is advisable to join it.

So, I believe Winky D has finally seen the wisdom and his song Mafirakureva in which he castigates youths for abusing drugs signals a turn in his worldview.

I have heard that it is unpopular among the youths who were his primary fanbase at least according to him in his song Takaipa Takaipa where he says “maghetto youths ndiwo akandipa mbiri.)

He has apparently taken sides with the older generation that is somewhat reactionary and neophobic.

I believe the turn around signals maturity on the part of the star and to prove that he has really grown up, he now joins Mtukudzi and other artistes in philanthropic activities.

Is he for real? I don’t know.

Sofa Coach

Comments (6)

grown up biggie! so good for the star

daudi - 8 May 2014

I think you are just propping Winky D. Case of him stand in the face of a lacklustre career that has seen fiece challenges from the talented Mbare guys, Soul Jah Love, Seh Calaz, Killer T

tapinda tapinda - 9 May 2014

winky is the best

bee - 9 May 2014

winky d haabatike zvekumhanya mutumwa wekusetter pace

switman the ninja - 9 May 2014

kamaaaaaaaan......indeeed he has matured especially his social msge in songs...........mutumwa weku setta pace

MattCedd - 14 May 2014

music is for a mission and not for competition some say, but we cant hold other things constant, in life the struggle for power has been inevitable. jus like winky d even rose to the limelight through a revolutionary battle ask him about daddy distress and badman. now he is in power he shuns the revolutionary system its denying your reflection. as from my perspective of the roots of reggea there is a revolutionary spirit, same asto dancehall. But if he has his own genre 'zimdancehall' which carry those charectaristics let him not use the Rastafaians, even though i know ninjas by fighting as he did to be at the spotlight now , so it does not apply only to him even others jus like Sir calaz. After all he is not reggea as he said ' kuti bigman ndokuti reggea' so 'kuti bob marley ndokutii?' RINONAKA RICHAKWEVA RIMWE KANA RAVE IRO UNONZW ROTI MAFEELINGS PAMANGOMA

ras jabu - 21 May 2014

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