Zimdancehall artiste, Ricky Fire, whose real name is Tulani Takavada, has accused music producer and promoter DJ Fantan of hypocrisy.
This comes after the Chillspot Records co-proprietor claimed that Winky D “used” young musicians whom he mentored on his latest album to propagate a political message before dumping them.
Posting on his Facebook page, Ricky Fire said DJ Fantan does not have the moral authority to claim that Winky D dragged young musicians into politics saying it was indeed the music producer who made young artistes sing at political events, presumably ZANU PF political rallies. Said Ricky Fire:
“Rega ndiisewo mafungiro angu apa handina hangu any bad blood na Fantan, Fantan munin’ina wangu and i love him ende iye anozviziva…
But paunoendesa vana vacho ivavo kunoimba kuma rally enyu paya hakusi futi here kuva involver mu politics???
Saka politics chinoipa chete kana dzaitwa ne different part asi kana dzichiitwa nemi dziribho?
Chete dindingwe rinonaka richakweva rimwe”
What DJ Fantan said
Without mentioning Winky D by name, DJ Fantan said he was pained by the fact that he groomed the young musicians who were allegedly used and then dumped by the Zimdancehall chanter.
He said it was wrong for Winky D to use the young musicians under the guise of assisting them knowing he had a hidden agenda.
Fantan claimed that Winky D is currently in Dubai with his family enjoying the funds he was given for the political project, in an apparent reference to “Ureka”. He wrote on Facebook:
“Ndanga ndanzwa nevanhu vachiti ko sei ndakanyara iye mukuru akabuditsa dambarefu. Vamwe ndai ignore but since mibvunzo yawanda here is my point of view.
Yes, I was excited to hear about the project. I was happy to see other artistes featuring for once pama gitare emukuru.
This time he included other artists which was a dream come true for all of us, vaida kuonawo chimuti chichitambidzanwa from one generation to another and to see two generations combining.
But sa elder mu industry when you do certain projects you must enlighten the youths you engage zvizere kuti project riri funded and tave kuimba zvematongerwo enyika so that anopinda achida nemoyo wake munyaya dzacho.
Ini ndiri kutaura se munhu aka groomer and aka mentor most of the youths vari pa project iroro.
Zvirikundirwadza to see them crying behind the scenes kuti takakandwa pasi pe bhazi nemukuru wedu kumagitare.
Right now mukuru vaya vari ku Dubai ku Holiday ne family yavo zvavo zvakaita. Isusu now tava pama1 because some companies no longer want to associate with us because they dont want their brands associated ne politics of any nature.
As elders ibasa redu to groom, guide and protect vana. Its cruel kuti as an elder in a position yekuvimbiwa nevana unozovaitisa uchiziva kuti yako life irikufamba.
This is my opinion hapana daka feel free to have your own opinion.
Anyway, have a blessed day to everyone. God bless you all. Together, tirimurudo rwemazvokwadi, we can take Zim music to the world.”