Artistes create new version of WInky D's 'Disappear'

HARARE - Afro-fusion artiste Tariro neGitare is among several local artistes who have done their own covers of Zimdancehall icon Winky D’s hit Disappear.

The track, off the Ninja President’s 10-track latest album Gafa Life, was arguably the most played song during the just-ended festive season and it is not surprising that artistes are trooping to do cover versions of the song.

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Tariro neGitare found the song very irresistible and added a jazzy feel to the song.

“The song is too good...I just had to add my gitare (guitar) up in there,” she said in a Facebook post when she uploaded a video of her doing the Disappear cover.

A duo going by the name Us Two-made of Chido Chigwedere and Mutsa Chiromo — teamed up with one Zviko to create their own cover version of the self-styled Zimdancehall president’s hit song.

Social media is also awash with various versions with one of the most interesting being a cover of Disappear in a Roman Catholic tune style by an unidentified group. The cover is so well done that one can easily mistake it for a church hymn. Disappear also has several apostolic style versions.

Winky D’s manager, Jonathan Banda has described the covers as an endorsement of the Ninja President’s music.

“You can’t stop art. The artists who are doing their own versions of the song Disappear are endorsing the greatness of the song. It happens worldwide whenever a song with cross-cutting appeal is released.

“The fact that covers are being dropped daily, including Catholic and Apostolic versions, goes on to show that the artiste has won the hearts of many a listener,” said Banda.

He added that they knew the song would be a hit before it was released.

“We knew that the track was going to shake the industry because it really speaks to our daily realities and the people’s efforts to revitalise and better their lives in the face of challenges. People remain hopeful that our problems will disappear,” Banda added.

Disappear is one of several hits off the red-hot album, Gafa Life. (Gafa is a corruption of the word Gaffer which means a person in charge of others; a boss.) Other hits off the same album include Mirror, Woshora, Idya Mari, Ngoma Futi, Survivor’ featuring Shinsoman, Copyrights, Holiday featuring Guspy Warrior and Not Nice.

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