Winky D relishes Kalado match-up

HARARE - Dancehall artiste Winky D says sharing the stage with Jamaican star Kalado at Belgravia Sports Club on Saturday will provide another opportunity for him to prove his class.

Jonathan Banda, the artiste’s manager, told the Daily News yesterday that Winky D’s international class is the main reason why he is usually the most natural choice to share the stage with touring foreign artistes.

“Winky D is regularly called to share the stage with top foreign musicians because his standard has reached international levels,” said Banda.

“Winky D’s camp is very happy because it shows that both music promoters and music fans have confidence in the Ninja President.”

Banda also revealed that the Musarova Bigman star has benefitted from sharing the stage with several international artistes.

“Even though Winky D’s core business on Saturday will be to deliver another top-notch performance, it will also be another opportunity to exchange contacts with Kalado’s camp so that we can explore possible collaboration opportunities,” said Winky D’s manager.

Banda is convinced that the Ninja President will as usual make Zimbabwe proud on Saturday.

“The good part is that Winky D always delivers the best whenever he goes on stage whether he is playing on his own or when he is sharing the stage with international stars.

“Winky D will as usual perform new songs on the day.

“Last week, he released new songs such as Public Image which has already received a lot of support,” he said.

Apart from Winky D, the Kalado concert will also feature local dancehall favourites Dadza D and Kinnah.

Gate charges for the show have been pegged at $20 for the VIP section while tickets for the rest of the venue will go for $5.

Digital One International, the promoters of the concert have also lined up a number of activities for the Jamaican deejay at various night spots in the capital in the build-up to the concert including a welcome party that was scheduled for the Beer Engine club at Jameson Hotel last night.

Kalado, born Eton Gordon in 1984 in Kingston, is one of the rising dancehall stars on the Jamaican and global dancehall scenes in recent years since catching the eye of producer Scatta Burrell during the 2008 edition of the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall television show.

Kalado’s fortunes on the dancehall scene have flourished under the wings of Bounty Killer.

His increasing repertoire includes hits like Good Good, Body Nuh Dead, Make Me Feel, Sad Streets, Pree Money, Pay Dem No Mind, Bad Inna Bed and Take A Ride.

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