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Winky D announces conclusion of Eureka Eureka, cites huge lessons

Zimdancehall chanter Wallace Chirumiko popularly known as “Winky D” has announced the completion of his latest album “Eureka Eureka” and says he learnt a lot from collaborating with several artists on the project.

In a statement on Wednesday afternoon, Winky D announced that he concluded the album through Peter Friend which features Nutty O.

“The Eureka music ship has now reached its destination. We will never take for granted diligent musical efforts by all the artists who featured on the album. We indeed learnt a lot from each other’s vibes.

“Heartfelt appreciation is due to the instrumentalists, producers and engineers of the album who continued to offer a dependable work culture. Their attention and dedication were such a blessing,” Winky D said.

He added: “And to you, the music community, whose hearts, minds and souls were the destination, your response to the music continues to show that you truly are a music community of the highest order and pedigree.

“I hope that Eureka Eureka touched your hearts and souls on the purest spiritual, emotional and physical heights and depths. Thank you for sharing the kindness of your hearts by streaming the music, and, for your acceptance to connect with me on the album content.

“I owe you my deepest gratitude for dedicating your time and resources to listen to the music on the album. Till the next album, we say,” he said.

Winky D’s album divided political opinions in Zimbabwe.

DJ Fantan and Levels (Picture by TinPo Media)
DJ Fantan and Levels (Picture by TinPo Media)

Zanu-PF aligned music producer DJ Fantan and DJ Stavo faced heavy backlash from Winky D fans over remarks that were deemed critical of the multi-award winning Kambuzuma born chanter.

Fantan had blasted Winky D saying that he manipulated and exploited the young artists he went into collaborations with.

“As an elder mu industry when you do certain projects you must enlighten the youths you engage zvizere kuti project riri funded and tave kuimba zvematongerwo enyika so that anopinda achida nemoyo wake munyaya dzacho”.

He also said some companies Now did not want to work or associate with them because of the features.

Fantan took to facebook to share his thoughts but he turned off the comments in fear of the Gaffa Army. Here is what he wrote.

“Ndanga ndanzwa nevanhu vachiti ko sei ndakanyara iye mukuru akabuditsa dambarefu. Vamwe ndai ignore but since mibvunzo yawanda here is my point of view. Yes I was excited to hear about the project. I was happy to see other artistes featuring for once pama gitare emukuru.

“But sa elder mu industry when you do certain projects you must enlighten the youths you engage zvizere kuti project riri funded and tave kuimba zvematongerwo enyika so that anopinda achida nemoyo wake munyaya dzacho.

“Ini ndiri kutaura se munhu aka groomer and aka mentor most of the youths vari pa project iroro. Zvirikundirwadza to see them crying behind the scenes kuti takakandwa pasi pe bhazi nemukuru wedu kumagitare. Right now mukuru vaya vari ku Dubai ku Holiday ne family yavo zvavo zvakaita. susu now tava pama1 because some companies no longer want to associate with us because they dont want their brands associated ne politics of any nature.

“As elders ibasa redu to groom, guide and protect vana. Its cruel kuti as an elder in a position yekuvimbiwa nevana unozovaitisa uchiziva kuti yako life irikufamba. This is my opinion hapana saka feel free to have your own opinion

“Anyway, have a blessed day to everyone. God bless you all. Together, tirimurudo rwemazvokwadi, we can take Zim music to the world,” he wrote.

Temba Mliswa
Temba Mliswa

Norton legislator Temba Mliswa, however, slammed Fantan saying:

“Nhai hanzi Fantan arwadziwa kuti pa #Eureka-Eureka hapana kana one song yekuChillspot? On a serious note it’s sad to see young people being used to fighting other young people who raise mutually beneficial issues in society,” he said.

Veteran Zimdancehall singer Ricky Fire
Veteran Zimdancehall singer Ricky Fire

Veteran Zimdancehall singer Ricky Fire also slammed DJ Fantan’s hypocrisy, saying the Chillspot Records founder regularly took his artists to perform at Zanu PF rallies.

“Rega ndiisewo mafungiro angu apa handina hangu any bad blood na Fantan , Fantan munin’ina wangu and i love him ende iye anozviziva …

“But paunoendesa vana vacho ivavo kunoimba kuma rally enyu paya hakusi futi here kuva involver mu politics ??? Saka politics chinoipa chete kana dzaitwa ne different part asi kana dzichiitwa nemi dziribho?

“Chete dindingwe rinonaka richakweva rimwe 😂😂,” Ricky Fire added.

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