Edwin Nhukarume, Entertainment Reporter
SEH Calaz has denied imitating Winky D after he recently posted an image wearing a red and white jersey meant for Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZOCS) inmates.
Bigman recently wore the prisoners jersey at his Njema album launch held at HICC as the title track of his album has lyrics which metaphorically expresses mental imprisonment.
A few days after the launch, the Mabhanditi boss posted an image on social media wearing the red and white stripped jersey with the caption “Ndini muridzi wejuzi Bhandit rine nharo”.
In an interview with H-Metro, Seh Calaz publicist George Damson refused the claims that Calaz was copying the Gafa.
Damson said Calaz was reassuring Zim dancehall fans that he owns the Mabhanditi tag.
“Calaz doesn’t need to imitate Winky D. Winky D is not a deity.
“The jersey is synonymous with prisoners as you know and Calaz has been long associated with prisoners from the start of his career, hence the Banditi moniker as you know that people euphemistically refer to prisoners as bandits,” he said.
“He has worked and continues to work with Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services by reaching out to inmates and supporting them materially and also emotionally.
“What he was doing is just to remind people that he is the real Bandit, there can be no other,” he added.
Meanwhile, Seh Calaz’s song titled Vava Bhanditi has also been linked as a diss song to Winky D by a section of some Zim dancehall fans.
However, Seh Calaz camp has dismissed such claims.
“The song is for fans, as he clearly mentions in the intro. Of late some section of our fans have not taken lightly to him ignoring puppies and other established artists who have taken a dig at him.
“They want him to hit back lyrically as he used to as they think he had become a softie.
“It is a warning also to those that love lyrical confrontations that he is prepared to take them to the cleaners,” said Damson.