Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz Correspondent
IT will be a double celebration as Zimdancehall star Winky D launches his much-anticipated album Gombwe and at the same time, celebrate his 35th birthday at the Harare International Conference Centre on February 2.
After putting up a scintillating performance during the Kalawa Homecoming Party last month in Bulawayo and in Kadoma on New Year’s Eve, Winky D fans expect nothing less from the Ninja president.
In a heartfelt post on his Facebook fan page, the artiste – who is basking in the glory of two of his music videos My Woman and Rugare taking second and first position on the Coke Top 50 – thanked his fans for voting for him and rewarded them with the much anticipated announcement of the album launch date.
He said the forthcoming album was going to define what a Gafa Life is.
“The album carries my sensations, perceptions and prescribed actions for past, present and future Gafa life,” said Winky D.
For the past two years, it has been a tradition that Winky D, towards the end of the year, releases a blockbuster like in 2015 when he unleashed Gafa Life with the runaway hit Disappear. In 2016 he released Gafa Futi – Chiextraterrestrial. However, last year, as the festive season was getting into gear, Winky D announced that he would not be launching an album that year.
The self-proclaimed Messi WeReggae has already whetted the appetite of fans with singles Madrinks MuCup and Dzemudanga which were given heavy rotation during the festive season.
The last time Winky D released a song on his birthday was in 2014 when he dropped Paita Party which became a national anthem.