Winky D shines at Zim-dancehall awards

Winky D

Winky D

By Rest Mutore Online Reporter

Winky D walked away the biggest winner on Wednesday night, bagging four accolades at the inaugural Zim-dancehall awards.

The Ninja President, as Winky D is fondly known, scooped the Best Male Artiste Award, Best Social Message Award for his hit “Mafirakureva” which was tied with Jay C’s “Positive”, Best Performer Award and the award for Best Video and Choreography.

Soul Jah Love and  Bounty Lisa

Soul Jah Love and Bounty Lisa

There was, however, chaos when a fan believed to be from Killah T’s camp threw a can at Winky D protesting that the results were rigged. This resulted in Winky D’s brother-cum-producer Layaan and his manager, Jonathan Banda, confronting the man and creating a scene.

Freeman (with red tie)

Freeman (with red tie)

The unidentified fan was immediately whisked out of the venue by the organisers.

Winky D's manager Jonathan Banda

Winky D’s manager Jonathan Banda

Seh Calaz (in white)

Seh Calaz (in white)

Dj Smilie

Dj Smilie

These ladies were enjoying themselves at the awards

These ladies were enjoying themselves at the awards

Jay C (L) and Winky D

Jay C (L) and Winky D

From left Bounty Lisa, Cello Culture and Soul Jah Love

From left Bounty Lisa, Cello Culture and Soul Jah Love

Lady Squanda

Lady Squanda

Winky D had to be shielded after an angry young man threw a can at him

Winky D had to be shielded after an angry young man threw a can at him

Killa T

Killa T

The ladies danced the night away

The ladies danced the night away

Baba na Mai Devante aka Shinsoman and his wife

Baba na Mai Devante aka Shinsoman and his wife

Winners:

Best Artiste 2013 (male) Winky D

Best Artiste 2013 (female) Lady Squanda

Best Collaboration Jah Love and Cello Culture – “Minana”

Best Vocalist Seh Calaz

Song of the Year “Mawaya Waya” – Shinsoman,

Best Social Message – “Mafirakureva” (Winky D), and “Positive”  (Jay Cee)

Best Live Performer – Winky D

Best Riddim Zimbo Flavour – Levels (Chillspot Records)

Best Producer – Sunshine Best

Upcoming Artiste – Killah T and Soul Jah Love

Best Video and Choreography – “Tsamba Kuvashakabvu” (Winky D)

Best Album – “New Chapter” (Freeman )

Best Artiste from Outside of Harare- Crystal

Best Dancehall Dance Group – Ghetto Creepers

Best Artiste Manager – Mr Jonathan Banda (Winky D)

Best Reggae Artiste – Mic Inity

Honorary awards- Potato, Major E, Legendary Sound, Chipaz Promotions, Redrose Entertainment, King Alfred and Super Label.

 

 

 

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  • Dorcas Mandimutsira

    So what happened to the young man who threw a can at Winky D, is it true that he was found dead the next morning?

    • Macdee

      Sniper Storm is doing well and surely deserved an award. Its a. Mickey mouse affair this thing

  • Trevor Sax

    Honorary awards ekunyeba, The biggest thing that ever happened to dancehall in Zimbabwe is Small Axe International with Faral Shambare, Stereo One Sound with the late Jab B and Silverstone Don Sound with Mad Minox and Jackie B. Respect is due to the foundation. Mafunnies ega ega !!

  • Popiro

    Ko Sniper Storm?

  • Brian

    ko Freeman arikupi apa mahaters ega ega…. Baba Devante deserved more

    • zimbo jam

      Brian check pa best album you will find Freeman wako aripo

      • Brian

        thanx zimbo jam ndaandamhanya

  • Mujiba

    High time these so called dance hall stars start doing videos on channel o and trace in south africa where the other African urban groovers are doing their thing. While its impressing for Winky D to win year in year out he still has to prove his metel on the international scene. Look at the Nigerians they are miles ahead of these guys

  • bruno boss

    yes sax thats true there is no complete reggae evolution without the names like small axe, jah b, jacky b

  • malvern leamaul jackson tyler

    big up to winky for scooping 4 awards!! H K D hatiikanganwe!! makadadisa boys dzangu!! rambai muchibika mangoma!! hauite hauite hauite!! soul jah love!! congrats bra!! ndaakuvhairawo nasquanda fire!! best female!! wakapenga hunny!! mabhandiiti, haasi mafunnies zveshuwa!! seh calaz mangoma ukurova rasta!! kuzonyima guspy warrior ndokudii futi ikoko?? dj Smilie munochena!! big ups to you!! Zimdancehall to di fullest ko uchada chii???

  • dreek

    sando kyuna home boy crystal congats bro