Zishopu Weekend Entertaiment
Zishopu Weekend top 20: 9 February 2018
1. Kwesta Spirit ft. Wale
2. Busiswa – Bazoyenza ft. DJ Maphorisa
3. Babes Wodumo ft Duma Ntando & Mampintsha – Jiva Phez’kombhede
4. Professor – Unobenga ft. Ndu Shezi, Thebe
5. DJ Citi Lyts – Shishiliza Ft Sjava & Kraizie
6. Riky Rick – Murdah ft. Davido, Gemini Major
7. Larry Gaaga – Doe ft. Davido
8. Malumzondecks – Conversations
9. Riky Rick – Stay Shining ft. Cassper Nyovest, Pofessor, Major League, Ali Keys
10. Ngirozi ft VabatiVajehova-Winky D
11. Beautiful Ndozvandiri – Tamy Feat. Takura & Dobba Don
12. Akiliz – Ammara Brown
13. Bekezela – Bekezela
14. EXQ and Ammara Brown-Bhachura the Remix.
15. Jah Prayza featuring Mafikizolo Mazuva Akanaka
16. Sandra Ndebele ft Mzoe 7
17. Sandra Ndebele ft. Professor: Lizwile
18. Jah Prayzah ft. Yemi Alade: Nziyo Yerudo
19. Tocky Vibes: Mberiyo
20. Sjava & Dj Maphorisa Ngempela Ft Howard
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The Arts Commentary Corner of the Week:
The Zimbabwean community for years has enjoyed balanced social and to some extent prophetic messages through music from legends such as Lovemore Majayivana, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo, among others. In the current backdrop of the socio-economic and socio-political cloud, the public have witnessed history repeating itself in the field of Arts in a modernised ways. Thus, the Arts continue to play a pivotal role in terms of social commentary. It is against this background that this week, Zishopu-entertainment takes a closer look at the role of an artists as the sensitive spot of the society with an obligation to address the burning social issues of the day.
Therefore, this week we are focusing on one of the Artists who was born in the city of Bulawayo. This is none other than Wallace Chirumiko aka Winky D on his latest dance hall album entitled Gombwe-Chi-extra. It is packed in a very symbolical way of an authoritative African ancestral spirit mouthpiece (Gombwe).
We were blown away by the song entitled Ngirozi (meaning Angel), ft Vabati Vajehovha. The song has a strong spiritual inclination, clamoring for spiritual guidance and intervention in the Zimbabwean community. At the epicenter of the song the key theme is on interrogating the nation of the Zimbabwe’s socio-economic issues that have driven away millions of the beloved Zimbabweans to foreign lands.
The song is interpreted through a dream in which the Artists uses the figurative Fatherly Symbolic figure that has a social licence to lambast and blames the dire economic situation, to have forced all his children to leave his homestead and become economic refugees abroad. I received mixed feelings from its community where other people embrace the song as a true reflection of their situation while other people in the diaspora do not. The suspense of the song concludes by noting that an Angel shall come from haven to solve the situation. This is similar in characteristics to that of the Jah Prayzah’s (Mdara vachauya) song that also implicates that an old wise man will come to save the Zimbabwean situation. With the above-mentioned analysis, one wonders whether the Artist have solely crafted the above-mentioned songs or it is indeed influenced by a certain political inclination. If so this would define an interesting moment of the Arts to be linked to a powerful political campaign in the Zimbabwe’s 21st century epoch. This is a great time for Arts critics to go beyond the general appreciation of songs from only for entertainment sake but also for an education perspective that should prompt critical social discussions. Some of the songs to look out for in the album are (I am Hot Simba, City Life, Bho Yangu).
(A social commentator with a strong inclination to music)