GOVERNMENT has rubbished claims that dancehall sensation Winky D’s ‘s interview on a local radio interview was banned, Zim Morning Post has learnt.
Speculative reports suggested that Winky D’s interview was banned because his forthcoming album Njema wase deemed to contain political innuendos.
In a statement released by the Information ministry Monday afternoon, such incident was a figment of the authors’ imagination.
“We have noted on an article published by an online publication making a false claim that Govt banned one of our local artistes from being interviewed on national radio.
“These are unfounded falsehoods , members of the media are advised to fact-check with us on related matters,” read the statement.
Winky D’s lyrics have before been linked to politics with his hit Vanotungana Dzemudanga considered political, but he was quick to dismiss it arguing that he is ‘poor people’s devotee’ and artiste.
The song was released at the height of factionalism in Zanu PF party where the late Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace openly declared that she will mastermind President ‘s downfall.
His show at Club Solomons in Kwekwe was to be disrupted by rowdy youths suspected to be ‘Mashurugwi’ gangsters.
Politics and music has historically had a symbiotic relationship and another local musician Jah Prayzah’s songs have been interpreted as political.
The wordsmith is expected to launch his ailbum on New Year’s eve and it has garnered so much hype.
His scarcity on the stage with live shows seems to have created demand for him.