Did Koffi Olumide Just Snub Zodwa Wabantu & Dedicate a Whole Song to Ginimbi's Ex, Zodwa Mkandla?!

Talk about major Shout Outs!

By  | Dec 03, 2020, 05:02 PM  | Genius "Ginimbi" Kadungure  | Drama

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Diamond Platnumz and Koffi Olomide recently released a new song together titled Waah! The song features a blend of Koffi Olomide typical style of rhumba singing combined with Diamond's East African flavour.

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The two worked well together and the song was an instant hit. Its garnered over 3 million views in just it's first 11 hours on YouTube. Diamond posted that this was a new record. The song however stuck out for Zimbabweans for different reasons. Among the people Koffi paid homage to during the song, Zodwa Mkandla was there.

South Africa's Zodwa Wabantu had initially assumed that Koffi was talking about her and she had made an Instagram post thanking him until fans in the comments notified her it was actually the Zimbabwean Zodwa, Koffi was referring to. Not long after that Zodwa Wabantu deleted her post but social media users had already taken screenshots which were going around.

In one of his verses, Koffi Olomide goes "Zodwa in Harare" which lifted her to be among the few African heavyweights to be mentioned on a Koffi song. The honour of having your name on a rhumba/ndombolo song has largely been reserved for football players and titans of industry and this hints at just how successful a businesswoman Zodwa is. In the days after Genius "Ginimbi" Kadungure's death, many were saying it was Zodwa Mkandla who gave Ginimbi his first big break and he owed a lot of his success to her.

In an interview with Josey Mahachie, Zodwa, herself mentioned how they (her and Ginimbi) got together when he still had nothing and he watched as he built his business empire. She shared how they went from being friends to dating and she described how Ginimbi was a hard worker.

“I met him when he was 23 and it was in 2006. We were just friends then but he, later on, asked me out and we started dating in 2009; this was after three years of friendship.

“He was a very traditional man who didn’t enjoy things like pizza; he was a sadza man served with mabhonzo and matumbu (beef bones and offals). During weekends, he would enjoy hosting his friends at our home in Domboshava

“When we first met, Genius had nothing to his name — anga asina chinhu — but the man was such a hard worker. He would wake up at 5 am to do his gas business. He continued to work hard throughout his life until he made it to the top

“I was the first in business, hence I was wiser. Genius had bigger business ideas but I always helped him with the wisdom. Likewise, I would go to him for business advice."
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