WINKY D EXPLAINS PARLIAMENT SONG !
DANCEHALL star Winky D was over the weekend caught up in a political storm following the release of the song Parliament.
Some political players have claimed ownership of the narrative suggesting that their election candidates are the ones being referred to. His camp said the chanter is apolitical and remains a social commentator and the mouthpiece of ghetto youths.
Winky D’s manager Jonathan Banda says the chanter is just a social commentator.
He said Winky D remains apolitical and in the song he was reflecting the levels of social ills that the ‘ghetto yuts’ are living in such as drug abuse.
“This is political campaign period and people can interpret the song in whatever way they want and we don’t have control over that. Winky D remains apolitical and mouthpiece of the poor and ghetto yuts. This is a call for those law makers to make a visit to the ghetto and get the reality on the ground.
“The ghetto youths know of the people who purport to represent them but these are the real issues on the ground not being addressed such as the drug culture. Winky D is the Gaffa who has been the voice of the people and willing to tell the truth from the angle of the ghetto youths, social commentary,” he said.
Winky D, according to his camp, is emotionally attached to the song following the death of four people in his neighbourhood on drug related issues.
“Four people died as a result of the drug scourge which is going unabated. He was mourning the death of those he grew up with. The youths are getting to drug abuse to escape the daily realities they face and these issues constitute national question,” Banda said.
The song was the talk of town with some MDC Alliance followers interpreting it as to mean their presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa with the mention of ‘pakuda shanduko’ and ‘zvanza’ which they interpreted as their open palm symbol.
“It is election period and people interpret things to suit their narrative. Zvanza in the song is kuisa maoko, praying in our African Traditional Religion,” he said.
The song is off music producer T-Mann’s Elders Riddim.
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