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Winky D's White Girl Fixation Becoming Problematic - Dangarembga

Winky D's White Girl Fixation Becoming Problematic - Dangarembga

Renowned author and film director Tsitsi Dangarembga has sparked controversy on social media following her comments on Zimbabwe Dancehall Winky D’s latest song “Happy Again.”

In a tweet, the award-winning author of “Nervous Conditions” said she loves Winky D’s music and charisma but his fixation with white girls in his videos was becoming an issue. She wrote:

Just had a look at Wink D’s “Happy Again”. While I love Winky D’s music and his charisma, in my opinion, the white girl fixation is becoming problematic.

Dangarembga was referring to Winky D’s latest video “Happy Again” which features a white woman and “MuGarden”, which he collaborated with Gemma Griffiths.

Several Twitter users responded to Dangarembga’s post, with the majority critical of the author’s sentiments.

Ms Amanda responded by saying just two videos (Happy Again and MuGarden) don’t really count as a fixation. She wrote:

I’ll start with I love your work because I do, but. The storyline is about a poor black farm boy being loved against all odds by a white aristocrat.

Two videos don’t really count as a fixation. Imagine if we said you never write Shona, and you have no work in Shona does it become problematic?

… I would have chosen to look at it as breaking a barrier here. Not the pinnacle of desirability but rather a voice for interracial relationships, which, not to get personal, but you should lend your voice to as I’m certain the challenges are many.

Dangarembga said while the two videos do not make a fixation, it was Happy Again’s storyline that was problematic. She said:

That whole storyline is really problematic to me. Making the white woman the pinnacle of desirability that is out of reach.

I agree that the two videos don’t make a fixation, but they are close together and seem to get the most traction as they appeared on my timeline.

Brooxy wrote: “You’re entitled to your opinion as you are madam, I think this was just an unfair judgement of character. Your profiling is just baseless, it’s just one video for crying out loud. @winkydonline is a brilliant artist and Happy Again is a beautiful song with an awesome video.”

Kuda Jr, in response to another Twitter user, said: “Yes it’s her personal opinion but it’s beyond comprehension how she reached that conclusion when Winky D has just 1 video (Happy Again) with a white girl love interest out of all his videos. After all, she has a white husband, who said what about that? Nah she went bonkers for this.”

Jay said: “Sapphire Caricature has been normalised in video and movie making with Winky D’s video assimilating same fate of blackness portrayed playing a servitude role with whiteness being dominant and appealing. The song is great though @happy AGAIN.”

The Baking Nurse said: “With all due respect, and if I’m not mistaken these are only 2 videos. As for Gemma, she was a feature. Maybe I’m not learned enough but we can’t call 2 a fixation”.

In response to some of the comments on her original post, Dangaremba maintained that while Winky D’s videos may not constitute a fixation, “it is stereotypical casting of white desirability.” She said:

Yes, Gemma was a feature, so that is different. Nevertheless, it was a lead. Now we have another white woman lead in a relatively short space of time. True, it does not yet merit being called a fixation, but it is stereotypical casting of white desirability.

Asked by Kwashe what she thinks could have been done for it not to be problematic, Dangaremba said:

A different storyline if the white actress was to be cast, or casting one of the black servants as the princess, setting it in Great Zimbabwe, Kingdom of Congo, or of Benin. I see lots of options.

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32 Comments

Matrix 4 months ago

I don't have a color problem . I am color blind. Go winky go.


tapiwa winxy 4 months ago

i think vanhu musangoshora winky ds creativity and talent is out of this world siyanai naye kuna usina zvekutaura tsitsi NYARARA


Pasi Nemhanduuuuuuuu 4 months ago

"Sekai, sekai. Imi vana Sekai. Vana Sekai kai. Muri sei vana Sekai?
Vanorova chikwee vachiti ini handinzwe. Ndinongokwata Ishe wenyama handityi... Zviri nani ndisekwe ndichironga ramangwana...Vamwe kuseka zvekuti ndinete ndibviswe
pachinangwa changu. Chenjera vachakabvisa vachikutsemurai muhondo...Chenjera vachakusekerera uchiisa Hupenyu mudondo..Chiseko chanhasi chine humambo tosangana ikoko...Sekai Sekai ini handigumbuki"
Sekai Sekai by Winky D
For you Tsitsi and your disciples


Winky D the bigman 4 months ago

Kupera ndapera hangu asi munozviziva apana murume asingade murungu


john kambwa 3 months ago

yes biggggieeee

African 4 months ago

If my eyes are still functioning well. That lady is not even white she is colored and to my understanding colored people are half black and half white.This actually mean colored people are our people despite the fact that they have light skin color tone. There is nothing wrong doing a video with people who are marginalized and long forgotten yet they are Zimbabweans. Good job winky for recognizing and including marginalised people. All lives matters


Kakistocracy 🤣 Muchakaka 5 months ago

Ana Tsitsi muchakaka neshungu. Uchaita godobori negodo rako iro🤣🤣🤣
Gaffer ALL THE WAY 💯🎉🎊✨🎖️.


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Kezi 5 months ago

Tsitsi wadziya u are right


Chorus 5 months ago

What's bad for the goose is good for the gander


Imwe mbeu 5 months ago

Award yaakabva kuwana yakamupa $70K US kwete maBond, should I go deeper


Bright 5 months ago

Ndopaunonzwa rimwe richiti ahagone ini anditeerere Zim dancehall hangu bt wink ummm musiyei uyo

Imwe mbeu 5 months ago

🙊 handichazivi kut imarii hangu but yakawanda 😂

Cityzen 5 months ago

Aiwao Tsitsi anopenga uyo kungorwadziwao na Winky chete. By the way tipeiwo zvaanonyora zvacho since tanzwa kuti ndi Author👀


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Vese vari kti akatadza madii maitawo enyu ma vedeo mobva maisa ma black acho


Mamonya 5 months ago

Tsitsi unenge unirwadziwa naWinky , iwewe chiimba ka utsvage mablacks ekuisa pamavideo ako usade kuudzira mnhu pa career yake haana kutanga nhasi


Imwe mbeu 5 months ago

Dai waisa chokwadi chishoma

Tongoonai 5 months ago

After all that Tsitsi is married to a whiteman


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

OUR TSITSI DANGAREMBGA IS NOT BEING SINCERE. SHE IS AN ARTIST WHO WANTS TO PLEASE HER READERS AND VIEWERS OF HER WORKS. WHO OR WHAT STOPS HER FROM CONTINUING WRITING IN THE SAME STYLE TO GENERATE MORE INCOME ? SO LET WINKY D DO THE SAME.

WHAT MAI TSITSI DANGAREMBGA DO NOT APPRECIATE IS THE FACT THAT WINKY D HAS WON AWARDS WITH HIS STYLE OF SINGING WITH WHITE GIRLS. WINKY D HAS WON AWARDS WITH HIS STYLE OF SINGING WITH WHITE GIRLS. WHY SHOULD WE DISCOURAGE HIM NOW ?

[GO WINKY D GO]

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


Tongoonai 5 months ago

Be honest guys, how many of you vano shuvira kudiwa me white girl? Ndopakabva concept ye yellow bone


Imwe mbeu 5 months ago

😂😂😂👊🏽

Tongoonai 5 months ago

Be honest guys, how many of you vano shuvira kudiwa me white girl?


Peace 5 months ago

I dont see the problem tsitsi dosent listen to winky coz mugarden is by two zimbabwean aritists singing shona and that is a video done by people his expanding to if he can hit the BBC TOP 5 with a shona song then better he aings english and reach a bigger market and greater audience tsitsi is a script writer i have just noticed how shallow and racist she is


Imwe mbeu 5 months ago

Ukuziva manje

💩 5 months ago

Haaa ibvai apo ana Tsitsi, Bigman vakakiswa Bhutsu nevachena pa Australia apo, hatina kumbonzwa muchiwawata,


Chamatams 5 months ago

Chokwadi ngachitaurwe. Tsitsi is right. Zvema white girls blaz vanenge vanozvida. Vamwe vanofunga kuti zvino shamisira. Chinoshamisa ndechekuti most of ma fans ake ma blacks.


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Tsano imbai yenyu song muise ma black acho ka

Muoni 5 months ago

Obviously we cannot mention "muGarden" coz the white lady was in collaboration. After that he did a video of "Reply" with a black girl. Now aita video nemurungu makubva matotanga kuwawata. Nxaa


Sauro 5 months ago

Gafa excellent work

Weedman 5 months ago

To be honest l think tsitsi is right...'blackness is portrayed playing a servitude role with whiteness being dominant and appealing'....besides that track is rumba....what happened to reggae/dancehall...


Imwe mbeu 5 months ago

Rhumba 🤣🙊 just because Ina Oskid here 😂😂😂

@Dzorojena 5 months ago

Tsitsi is the one with an inferiority complex. Its sad that she still views matters in this respect. Disirability knows no boundaries.


Bigman 5 months ago

Gafa for life akufanira kuita video nemu India kuti vamame


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