HARARE – Zimdancehall artiste Winky D, popularly known as Ninja President, is plotting another coup before year-end as he puts final touches to his 2016 studio album.
Last year, Winky D’s song Disappear off the project Kickstape (Gafa Life), released end of 2015, was controversially awarded the song of the year gong ahead of people’s favourite tracks from Killer T’s Takumbofarawo album which had ruled the roost for the better part of the year.
The song Disappear made it on BBC Radio 1Extra Destination Africa Top 5, and this time around, the artiste is planning to drop another studio project during the same period.
At the Mafikizolo concert held at Belgravia Sports Club last week Winky D sampled two of the tracks; 25 and Babie RaMwari to the delight of fans.
“We are summer guys, summer time is gafa time. Fans should expect the project before December,” Winky D’s manager Jonathan Banda told the Daily News this week.
“The project is different from Gafa Life in many aspects, there is a different mood altogether.”
The forthcoming project has several producers, including multi-award winning artist Oskid.
“We work with different music producers but Oskid will have a final touch on the project,” Banda said.
Winky D, whose albums include The People’s Devotee, Chatsva, Cum 2 Tek Ova, Igofigo and Vanhu Vakuru among others, is among pioneers of dancehall music in the country.
Since the launch of his musical career, he has performed in most continents and has won a number of musical awards.
Some of his awards include Zim Dancehall Awards; Best Song gong with track Rokesheni; Best Social Message (Mafirakureva); and Best Artiste 2013 (male) among others.
He won the National Arts Merit Awards with album Igofigo and People’s Choice award in 2010 while Disappear earned him the Song of the Year gong in 2015.
The Ninja President, as Winky D is affectionately known by his fans, has shared the stage with international musician