Shock as Holy Ten calls Winky D ‘a snake longer than his dreadlocks’
Hip Hop artist Holy Ten (real name Mukudzei Chitsama) on Tuesday shocked music fans by attacking Winky D again, calling the Zimdancehall star, real name Wallace Chirumiko, “a snake longer than his dreadlocks”.
The two collaborated on a song Ibotso, from Winky D’s latest album Eureka Eureka. The song was interpreted to be political, with a ruling Zanu-PF pressure group Economic Empowerment Group (EEG) even saying Winky D should be banned from performing in Zimbabwe, because of the song.
But the 24-year-old Harare rapper, songwriter and producer, allegedly under pressure from Zanu-PF political elites, was reportedly forced to disown his song with Winky D claiming he had been tricked into singing politics.
He said that he regretted working with Winky D and dissed the Kambuzuma-raised chanter.
This comes after the album was viewed largely by Zanu-PF proxies as political following its rebuke of corruption and maladministration.
Speaking during an interview with Darryl Nyamz of The Episode podcast, Holy Ten said his expression when he said he regretted being part of Winky D’s collaboration did not mean he was apologising.
Holy Ten sensationally called Winky D “a snake longer than his dreadlocks.”
“The man you are talking about (Winky D) is a snake longer than his dreadlocks. But even the serpent did not force the apple, which became a global disaster, into Eve’s mouth,” Holy Ten said.
“The serpent spoke and Eve made a decision. So in this case, I’m Eve.
Asked by Nyamz if he would have preferred to have done a song with a different meaning with Winky, Holy Ten said: “I would have never done a song with Winky Dee, that’s me avoiding to be sued. I’m not stupid, I have done law and we signed contracts.”
Critics have since slapped back at Holy Ten claiming he was being used by Zanu-PF to attack Winky D also known as “The Big Man” (stylized as “Di Bigman”).
Award winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono advised Holy Ten to have proper managers who would make sure he respects elders.
He further told the Pandichamuka hitmaker that what he had said would have a negative impact on his career.
“My brother Holly, stop player hating.
“Winky D has been doing this music thing for decades, so you might learn something from engaging with him without dissing him,” Chin’ono said.
“Winky D is bigger, that is why everyone was happy to see him give you an opportunity to duet!
“Show some respect to Winky D and also you must realize that the kind of things you are saying here can turn some of your fans off.
“Live and learn, don’t destroy your career dude with this silly and misguided comments.
“Winky D gave you a bigger platform than you ever had, a thank you is what a decent person would do,” Chin’ono said.
When Holy Ten said he regretted working with Winky D, reports came out suggesting that he had previously been given freebies by rich Zanu-PF elites.
It was further alleged that these were the same people who threatened to take back their assets including cars if he did not diss Winky D.
Chin’ono added: “Do you have management, if you have change them. A real manager wouldn’t let you say this crap! usatande Botso munin’ina, unopera sesipo!!!
“Holy must understand that Zanu-PF is not stupid. They know he did this song willingly but then regretted and lad is worried about losing the free stuff.
“They know that he is trying so hard to fix his image with them. Zanu-PF has more respect for Winky D because they know where he stands with his views.
“Holy is just blowing with the wind, so Zanu-PF has no respect for him at all, and they have said it privately.
“They know he is saying these stupid things to pretend like he is on their side, they know that all he is afraid of is losing freebies, they ain’t stupid.
“Asviba both sides and the more he talks, the more he looks like a clown. Sad!!!” Chin’ono added.