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Roki Distances Himself From "ED Number One" Chant Apology

Roki Distances Himself From

Urban Grooves artiste Rockford Josphat, popularly knowns as Roki, has distanced himself from the Youtube account (Roki zw) on which he purportedly apologised for the “ED Mnangagwa Number 1” chant in his track Patati Patata.

 The “ED Mnangagwa Number One,” chants were made by Congolese Rhumba musician, Kofi Olomide in Patati Patata, a song they did together. The song also features Tanzanian artiste, Rayvanny.

Roki was criticised by some sections of his fanbase for seemingly campaigning for President Emmerson Mnangagwa through the chants.

The supposed apology issued by the “ghost” social media account said, “the shout out to the President was a way of appreciating him for honouring Our Father, Our Legend Dr Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi & Soul Jah Love Musaka.”

In an emailed statement to, in response to his purported apology, Roki said he has nothing to do with the YouTube account. He said:

I view the comments as disrespectful and unfortunate to the honourable people mentioned and artists and producers I worked with on the hit song Patati Patata.

It is unfortunate that a number of innocent people including myself have fallen victim to cyber-bullying and misrepresentation on social media thus affecting their social standings in society, professional careers, families and reputations.

I encourage all Zimbabweans to desist from creating fake accounts that are aimed at misrepresenting their professions, social standings, other people and reputation.


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BuJuH 8 months ago

@pindula hanty makatipa kare hre ichi

Bright 8 months ago

Haa Roki hanty akazviimba pa song yako hre uda kti vanhu vasataure here

Okongo 8 months ago

The song which was done by Roki,Kofi and Rayvanny was a collaboration of 3 artists and each artist brings his/her input and this song's lyrics cannot be Roki's sole works every one of the 3 artist is responsible for that song

Bright 8 months ago

Ayewa ka vanhu Ava vakaita colabo pa song ya Roki Ava hanty ka so Java ndiye akatoita kti koffi auye Saka Roki manje ngaasa tozvi sudurudze pa song iyoyo ndiye nyaktovingwa nevakomana avo vaakazoimba navo

Professor Hayes : School of Languages, Oxford University 8 months ago

Roki is simply saying, "I am sorry to apologise"(sic).

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