“You Should’ve Called” Jah Prayzah Savages Hopewell Chin’ono

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Prominent journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono has of late has been critical of award winning musician Jah Prayzah’s stance towards Zimbabwean politics.

In  his  latest tweets Chin’ono compares Jah Prayzah who is arguably one of Zimbabwe’s biggest artists at the moment with legends Oliver Mtukudzi and Bob Marley

Chin’ono argues  that unlike  the  two great musicians, Jah Prayzah cannot  take a stand against  injustice.

He says Jah Prayzah needs to  first  build a catalog that  speaks to  the  injustices as Tuku and Bob Marley did.

He  says Jah Prayzah through  his songs like Kutonga Kwaro, sings praises for the current government.

However, Jah Prayzah did  not  take  the  criticism lightly and authored a response.

He said Chin’ono should have  asked him  the meaning  behind  his  songs and if he sings  for  the government.

He  said  instead of posting criticism on Twitter for  likes  and  retweets, he  should  have criticised him in a way  that does  not  jeopardize his music career. Jah Prayzah said he will  not  participate in Chin’ono’s thread.

He said;

“What’s sad Mukoma Hopewell is that you have my personal number. You know the door to my office and studio, you’ve been there before. I don’t remember receiving your call if you were concerned kuti munin’ina do you really sing politics. Chimbondiudzawo kuti how do you come up with your songs and anorevei. Never a single day, asi nguva yekundipa advice pa Twitter for loves and retweets munayo zvekuti. I decline to participate in this thread asi dai Mwari akubatsirai kuti pamunonzwa moyo kutsva nekuda kubatsira munotora matanho amunoziva kuti haapatsanure vanhu. Have a blessed day.”

 

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