I will not be silenced: Winky D
Mutli-Award winning ZimDancehall artist Wallace Chirumiko, bettwe known in music circles as Winky D, said he will not be deterred in his creativity and promotion of human rights in the country by critics who have since labelled him a political animal.
Winky D’s latest offering, Kasong keJecha has sparked controversy and deemed political in some quarters.
But the chanter, going by the moniker Big Man or simply Gafa, who is headlining “The Right Stuff” campaign to promote human rights through arts, said he will not be cowed into silence.
“As artists know, in terms of expressing our views, it is very difficult to mention things concerning human rights without being labelled political,” he said.
“To me as Winky, I think it’s a great platform for me so when I perform on Saturday I think I am going to be expressing myself to the fullest, without fear and without bias.”
Winky D’s performance is set for Saturday and all the events are free of charge.
The Disappear hitmaker has been a target of political critics who have viewed his Oskid Productions product, Kasong keJecha, as a political protest song.
His song touches on socio-economic challenges that have gripped the country of late including fuel shortages among others.