Winky D is an award-winning Zimbabwe Dancehall artist popularly known as the Ninja President for his poverty biting and poverty protesting lyrics.[1] He is also well known for his energetic live performances which have seen him performing in numerous countries around the world.

Winky D
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Background information
Native name Wallace Chirumiko
Born February 1, 1983
Genres Zimdancehall
Occupation(s) Zimdancehall Artist, Songwriter
Years active 1999 to present



He was born Wallace Chirumiko on the 1 February 1983 in Harare’s Kambuzuma suburb[2]. Winky D is married and has managed to keep his personal life to himself.


He went to Rukudzo Primary School and later Kambuzuma High 1 School.[3] His young brother is Trevor Chirumiko who is affectionately known as Layan who is a producer and presenter.[4]

Early life

Winky D, became interested in music when he was 8 and took pleasure in collecting reggae audio tapes and vinyls.[5]

Early career

When he was 16, he performed at the Ghetto Lane Clashes which were DJ battles meant to showcase the best emerging talent. He instantly made fans as he continued participating in similar platforms. It was from these shows where he earned the name 'Wicked Deejay' which was shortened to Winky D for his powerful lyrics.[5] When he started recording, his music had explicit lyrics and extolled violence, gangsterism, and promiscuity. He however changed and started singing gospel music from 2013, and songs urging youths to shun using drugs.[6]



  1. Robots
  2. Highway Code
  3. City Life
  4. Onaiwo
  5. Ngirozi ft Vabati VaJehovha
  6. Gombwe
  7. Bho Yangu
  8. Simba
  9. Dona
  10. Finhu Finhu
  11. Hatiperekedzane
  12. I’m Hot
  13. My Woman
  1. Happiest Man
  2. Bob Marley
  3. Gafa Party(Toi Toi)
  4. Extraterrestrial
  5. Twenty Five
  6. Panorwadza Moyo
  7. Karma
  8. Photo Life
  9. Hooray
  10. Bhebhi raMwari
  11. Mwendamberi
  12. Daddy

  1. Gafa Life
  2. Mirror
  3. Woshora
  4. Idya Mari
  5. Ngoma Futi
  6. Survivor (feat. Shinsoman)
  7. Copyrights
  8. Holiday (feat. Guspy Warrior)
  9. Disappear
  10. Not Nice


Having been born in the ghetto, his music speaks about the everyday struggles of a ghetto child. He devoted his music to poor people’s trials and tribulations and pursuit of happiness.[8]

In February 2015, he unleashed his 2015's theme which is based on releasing singles.[9] He however faced numerous set-backs when he was deserted by some of his band members.[10] He outclassed his arch rival, Seh Calaz at the Harare International Carnival's Zimdancehall night which was held in the Harare Gardens in May 2014.[11]


Winky D has been celebrated by many young Zimdancehall artists for being one of the pioneers of the genre in the country. He is also one of the long-serving musicians in the industry with more than a decade of experience, He has also performed in different continents such as Europe and the Americas.

Disappear Success (Gafa Life 2015)

In 2015, Winky D's fame soared with the release of the album Gafa Life which featured the song Disappear. The album was produced by new producer at the time Oskid. The song topped the charts in Zimbabwe and was also in the BBC Radio 1 Extra Destination Africa Top 5.[12] The song won both the NAMA 2016 Best song of year and Zimdancehall Awards 2016 Song of the year awards.

The song spurned a lot of cover versions on the internet by fans[13] as well as other artists like Tariro neGitare.[14]

Gafa Life Songs


2015 Zimdancehall Awards for


Winky was endorsed to be the goodwill ambassador of the PSI Zimbabwe in the male circumcision campaign in 2011. He has appeared on various television commercials and on radio stations campaigning for male circumcision as part of the organization's agenda to reduce HIV and AIDS.

Winky D's Videos

Winky D & Buffalo Souljah - Rugare (Offical Video)

Winky D - Panorwadza Moyo ft. Oliver Mtukudzi [Official Audio]

Winky D - Chiramu / I Cry Medley


Musarova Bigman


Ninja Saturday


It was allegedly reported that he was snubbing his circumcision shows on behalf of PSI on the basis that he was partnered by his 'arch rival', Jah Prayzah.[17] Jah Prayzah however dispelled this. It was reported that Winky D has been driving for years without a driver's license dodging members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, Traffic Section. On 16 January 2015, his instructor confirmed that Winky D was issued a class 4 drivers license in Chinhoyi.[18]

Gombwe Album launch

The Gombwe Album took a different style to what the fans were used to. Winky D and team after extensive consultations with various stakeholders decided to launch the album with the fans. The announcement came that the Gombwe Chiextra Album and Birthday Bash were going to happen on the 2nd of February 2018 at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) organised by 2 Kings Entertainment. “The strongest part of the album is the lyrics and that is why we said let us do it differently this year because we have been launching albums, but they were not of such magnitude,” Winky D said. Details on the contents of the album were held close to the chest until launch day, owing to the secretive nature of the artiste, he promised that it will be historic, as he dishes out “the new order”. On that day, the Gafa tamed the Harare International Conference Centre, with over 6000+ in attendance and others being turned away due to capacity constraints.


Winky D reportedly said he is a fan of Barcelona and Man City fan. When it comes to food he likes vegetables and fish.

Some Articles About Winky D

WATCH: RECAP – Winky D, Patoranking, JP, Nutty O, Gemma, Takura @HICC Wed May 1 2019

“I Don’t Have Friends”, Seh Calaz Sat Apr 27 2019

WATCH: Patoranking Perfoms “Tozeza Baba” In Tribute To Tuku Sat Apr 27 2019

See more news on Winky D


  1. Winky D one of the most nominated artist at the 10th NAMA Awards
  2. Winky D DiBigman, retrieved: 24 Aug 2018
  3. The Truth About: Winky D
  4. Winky D’s young brother Layan joins Star FM
  5. 5.0 5.1 [ttp:// Winky D]
  7. Winky D Albums - Discography
  8. Who is Winky D?
  9. Tafadzwa Zimoyo, Winky D's 2015 plan, "The Herald", Published:4 Feb 2015,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  10. Mtandazo Dube, Winky-D deserted, "The Sunday Mail", Published:3 Aug 2014,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  11. Jonathan Mbiriyamveka, Seh Calaz skinned alive, "The Herald", Published:26 May 2014,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  12. Dakarai Mashava, Winky D breaks into BBC chart], Daily News, Published: 18 Jan 2016, Retrieved: 4 February 2016
  13. William Chui, Though 21 Sec, This Is The Best Cover Of Winky D’s “Disappear” Yet…, Newsvyb, Published: 10 Jan 2016, Retrieved: 4 Feb 2016
  14. William Chui, Tariro neGitare Couldn’t Let This One Go By And Added Her Voice To It…, Newsvyb, Published: 13 Jan 2016, Retrieved: 4 Feb 2016
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  16. Tafadzwa Zimoyo Trio Dominates Zim Dancehall Awards, The Herald, Published: March 9, 2015, Retrieved: March 10, 2015
  17. Winky D snubs circumcision shows over Jah Prayzah, "New Zimbabwe", Published:13 Apr 2014,Retrieved:4 February 2015"
  18. Nunurai Jena, Winky D no longer dodging traffic cops, "NewsDay", Published:17 Jan 2015,Retrieved:4 February 2015"