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Winky D’s “Byo Shutdown 7th Edition” Draws Massive Crowd and Social Media Buzz

Winky D's "Byo Shutdown 7th Edition" Draws Massive Crowd and Social Media Buzz
As the gates opened at 6 p.m., a stampede ensued as people rushed to enter. All performers were welcomed, with special attention given to Enzo Ishall, Killer T, Master H, and the South African rapper Kwesta, who also captured the limelight. Image credit: @Ranga Tagwire

Winky D’s “Byo Shutdown 7th Edition” Draws Massive Crowd and Social Media Buzz

The renowned Zimbabwean artist Winky D, affectionately known as “the bigman,” once again proved his status as a crowd-puller with a massive turnout at his highly anticipated show, “Byo Shutdown 7th Edition,” held at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo.

Music lovers flocked to the event in droves, creating an electric atmosphere filled with excitement and anticipation. Social media platforms were abuzz with users praising Winky D’s performance and hailing him as the Greatest of All Time (Goat) in Zimbabwean music.

Fans raved about the unforgettable experience and the energy Winky D brought to the stage. Despite the $10 admission fee per person, attendees felt they got more than their \money’s worth, with some expressing disbelief that such a high-quality show could be priced so affordably.

As the gates opened at 6 p.m., a stampede ensued as people rushed to enter. All performers were welcomed, with special attention given to Enzo Ishall, Killer T, Master H, and the South African rapper Kwesta, who also captured the limelight.

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However, the event was not without controversy. Tension simmered when Winky D performed his 2009 hit “Rokesheni,” which included a freestyle segment referencing businessman Wicknell Chivayo. Some critics accused Winky D of trying to curry favor with Chivayo in exchange for material benefits, specifically a car.

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In response to the backlash, Winky D’s management stepped in to clarify the situation. They explained that the lyrics were inspired by real events, specifically Chivayo’s involvement in a fraud case related to the Gwanda solar project. Chivayo himself addressed the accusations in a live video, asserting his innocence and defiantly declaring his intentions to defend his reputation.

Amidst the lively discussions on social media, Winky D’s manager emphasized that the true message of the song was missed by some listeners. He defended Winky D’s artistic expression and highlighted the underlying social commentary woven into the music.

As debates continue to unfold online, one thing is clear: Winky D’s “Byo Shutdown 7th Edition” was a monumental success, leaving a lasting impact on both the audience and the Zimbabwean music scene.

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