SCARA knew that the industry needs a lot of bricks to start recognizing instrumentalists as artists in their own rights as opposed to being in the shadow of vocalists.
Let it go on record that no other cultural movement has been both definitive and reflective of 21st century urban Zimbabwean life than mangoma. Since earnest inception in the mid 2000s, it has been defiant, irreverent, passionate, and philosophical.Indeed, I would argue that even the unsavory elements within the genre that rouse the scorn of many a lay pundit are worth their place within our societal discourse, as they often hold up an ugly mirror on society. Here are ten poignant life lessons and affirmations the genre has offered up in its short existence.
Gafa is a brainiac, a philosopher and he’s probably got a very high IQ (Intelligence Quotient) again, this sets him far apart from other artists in his genre. His obsession with extraterrestrials, metaphysics and sophisticated technology demystifies the view that musicians are people without substance
Winky D’s new album Njema is more of a social and cultural protest than political. It is a well-orchestrated and arranged piece carrying songs with rich lyrics that are linguistically pregnant.
This is an all-time high record for a Zimbabwean artist. The Gaffa President & Gemma have just set the bar up high, a fete that will motivate and challenge other artists to thrive for excellence and investment in their music videos.
Zimbabwean dancehall superstar Winky D who recently escaped a vigilante attack in Kwekwe as he made his way to the stage has finally broken his silence. “We were also offered an escort of 21 bouncers, 15 police men with dogs and 10 military personnel.”
“These are social ills making the poor poorer, so youths should be wise and realise that life over death, good over evil and guidance over impulse. However, usually poor people take these whilst trying to adapt to harsh conditions but hey, this is no escape route, we just have to stay focussed”