Controversial Zimbabwean social media personality and self-proclaimed anti-feminist, Shadaya Knight Tawona, has said Zimbabwean duo Winky D and Shasha, in that order, did not deserve the African Entertainment Awards United States of America (AEAUSA) and BET awards.
He speaks after Winky D, a Zimbabwean Zimdancehall and Reggae artist born Wallace Chirimuko had won the AEAUSA Best Dancehall Artist 2020 award.
Shasha, born Charmaine Mapimbiro, had previously walked away with the viewers choice best new international act award, becoming the first Zimbabwean to win the prestigious BET award. Responding to the development, Shadaya said:
It was obvious, any award that requires voting a Zimbo will win it. You seriously think Winky is better than all those guys. Zimbos voted more than any other countries in these awards. I mean even Shasha won a BET a whole BET coz of Zimbos even though her music is average at best.
His post triggered varied opinions on social media with some dismissed his assertion as bar talk saying other countries also had citizens who also voted for Winky D while some Zimbabweans did not vote for their compatriots.
Others agreed with him adding that Jah Prayzah who had been nominated in the Best Entertainer category probably lost because he offended Zimbabweans when he did not rally behind the online campaign #ZimbabweanLivesMatter.
One commentator insinuated that Zimbabweans do not vote based on merit adding that “at one time, Nakamba won man of the match at (Aston) Villa but he (had) never played the match. Zimbos just vote.”
Shasha was in the Best Female Artist – East/South/North Africa which was eventually won by South African songstress, Zahara.
Jah Prayzah lost the Entertainer of the Year award to Ugandan Edrisah Musuuza, known professionally as Eddy Kenzo.
For the full list of award winners, click on this link: https://news.pindula.co.zw/2020/12/21/winky-d-wins-yet-another-international-award/