SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean dancehall sensation, Trinta — real name Freddy Mazivanjira — has come out guns blazing and labelled popular musician Winky D an ‘agent of Satan’ owing to the seriously ‘dirty lyrics’ that are carried in most of the latter’s songs.
The track is freely available as a download on the Internet on YouTube under the name Ndokumisa (Winky Dee) and had over 300 hits by the end of day yesterday. Riding on the captivating Shane Brown-produced Final Warning Riddim, excerpts of Trinta’s lyrics that hit Winky D directly below the belt are:
You are Big Man for who?
Iwe uchiimba zvisina kana hunhu
Unoita kunge munhu
Akabva kusina kana vanhu
Mhanzi yangu ishamhu
Ukaenderera ndokupa muganhu
Vanogona kuimba ndovapa chishanu
Kuvabereki uri kutinyadzisa
Nhai mupfanha wangu Winky D
Nemumwe wako Templeman mukujoberana mukumhanya
Apa muri kushandiswa naSatan
Handikuverengei kuma dun gagan
Nezvaunoshaura mai vako vanoti kudii?
Album rako ndakateerera kamwe
Ma lyrics ako ndeejambanja andowacha nawo mushini
Kana ndomhanyisa rurimi
Ndoita sendinonamata nendimi
Zvikapfurikidza ini ndokumisa
Moto ndinotungidza tungidza inini
The attack comes amid growing popularity of Winky D who has become the darling of many ghetto youths across the country. In the track aptly titled Ndokumisa on his latest offering Masiziva, Trinta does not mince his words and repeated the same in a wide-ranging RECORDED interview with H-Metro in Johannesburg this week.
“Music is a very powerful medium to either build or destroy. What is Winky D really singing about that can build a nation?” he asked rhetorically. “Anongoimba zve violence after violence zvinobatsira the youth in what way,” asked Trinta. (He sings about violence. How does that help the youth?)
“I admit I have used some rough words in my rebuke but I hope Winky D got the message in my song and will reconsider his ways. We sing the same genre and tese tiri mu industry. Kana mumwe akatadza it’s our duty as artists kuti titsiurane,” said Trinta. “Kana ukatadza uri mwana baba vakakutsiura vanogona kushandisa mashoko akadzika pamwe unganzwe kwete zvekuzvibigger izvi(It is our duty as musicians to advise each other and chastise the other when they do wrong.
If you err as a child your father may use strong language to rebuke you so that maybe the message may sink in and you will not be egotistical),” added the talented but seemingly underrated artist. “We get our inspiration from Jamaican artists the likes of Capleton and Bounty Killer. When one of them does wrong they rebuke and build each other,” said Trinta
It is highly unlikely that Winky D’s camp will view the attack lightly but Trinta is not bothered. “I have nothing personal against Winky D. I am a Christian and use the Bible as a source of my inspiration. The Bible says do not let corrupt communication come out of your mouth. “I have listened to Winky D’s music and realised arikutouraya vapfanha nezvaanoimba. Anoimba zvekuti hee ndakakiswa bhutsu inini naJesu chete, (He corrupts the minds of the youth. He sings that it’s only him and Jesus who have had their shoes kissed) that’s blasphemous and what is that?
When contacted for comment, Winky D’s manager Jonathan “Shumba” Banda scoffed at the attack in which he regarded as baseless and frivolous. He added that Winky D sings about real issues affecting ghetto youths from where he hails. He insinuated that Trinta’s antics were ‘small boy talk’ trying to get attention.
“We don’t respond to that, those are trivial matters and we can’t waste time that we can rather use to create music that is based on real life issues,” said Banda. Beef between artistes is NOT a new phenomenon in the dancehall industry. In Jamaica, Beenie Man is currently embroiled in a ‘verbal warfare’ with Bounty Killer so is Mavado and Vybz Cartel whose two camps Alliance and Gazza are feuding.