Jah Prayzah vs. Winky D: Who is Dominating?

When it comes to Zimbabwean music, two names that come to mind are Jah Prayzah and Winky D. These two musicians have dominated the industry for years, with their unique sounds and exceptional talents. However, the question on everyone's mind is, who is dominating the music scene in Zimbabwe?

In this article, we will be comparing two of Zimbabwe's most popular musicians, Jah Prayzah and Winky D, to determine who is the better performer by using YouTube views, subscribers, replay value and international exposure through collaborations. 

Winky D vs Jah Prayzah net worth


The Rise of Jah Prayzah

Jah Prayzah, born Mukudzeyi Mukombe, is a Zimbabwean musician who rose to fame in 2013 with his album "Tsviriyo." Since then, he has released numerous hit songs such as "Kutonga Kwaro," "Chitubu," and "Mudhara Vachauya." Jah Prayzah has won multiple awards, including the Listener's Choice Award at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2018 National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA).

Jah Prayzah has also collaborated with several international artists, including Diamond Platnumz, Davido, and Yemi Alade. His music has a unique blend of traditional Zimbabwean sounds and modern beats, which has earned him a massive following not just in Zimbabwe, but across the African continent.

The Reign of Winky D

Winky D, born Wallace Chirimuko, is another Zimbabwean musician who has dominated the industry for years. He started his music career in the early 2000s and has since released multiple hit songs such as "Disappear," "Gafa Futi," and "Kasong keJecha." Winky D's music has a unique blend of reggae, dancehall, and Zimdancehall sounds, which has made him popular with the Zimbabwean youth.

Like Jah Prayzah, Winky D has also won multiple awards, including the Best Male Artist (Southern Africa) in 2022 - All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) and the 2021 International Reggae and World Music Awards for Best African Dancehall Entertainer. Winky D has also collaborated with several local and international artists, including Beenie Man and Oliver Mtukudzi.

The Verdict

To determine who is the better artist between Jah Prayzah and Winky D, let's take a look at the number of views their music videos have on YouTube. As of April 2023, Jah Prayzah is the most viewed artist in Zimbabwe on YouTube with a total of 50 videos that have surpassed the one million views mark, while Winky D has a total of 19 videos that have achieved the same feat. This means that Jah Prayzah's music is more popular on YouTube than Winky D's.

Another important metric to consider is the number of subscribers to their YouTube channels. As of April 2023, Jah Prayzah's YouTube channel has over 577,000 subscribers, while Winky D's channel has just over 226,000 subscribers. This means that Jah Prayzah has a significantly larger following on YouTube than Winky D.

It is also important to note that Jah Prayzah's videos tend to have higher replay value on YouTube than Winky D's. For example, over the past 12 months, Jah Prayzah is the most streamed artist in Zimbabwe with a total of 36.8 million YouTube plays averaging 100 000 views per day without releasing any new album whilst Winky D has an average of 25 000 views per day and a total of 19 Million YouTube plays inclusive of his new album Eureka Eureka.

Another comparison we can make between both artists is the number of international collaborations each artist has under their belts. Jah Prayzah has over eight collaborations including his biggest hit Watora Mari featuring Diamond Platinumz whilst Winky D only has one with Beenie Man, for My Woman.


In conclusion, based on the information above, it is clear that Jah Prayzah is a better artist between him and Winky D. Jah Prayzah has more videos that have surpassed the one million views mark, has a larger following on YouTube, and his videos tend to stay on the charts for longer periods. However, this is not to say that Winky D is not a talented artist in his own right, as he has been in the music industry for over two decades and has released several hit songs.

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Mungwadzi Godwin

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17 Comments

  1. Jah Prayzah will be the best artist in Zim till Jesus come

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    1. ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ l agree with you

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    2. Thats true but Winky is greater than him

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    3. Winky D stands for the people thats wht he is th best

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  2. Jah Prayzah is the Goat๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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  3. Winky ndo mbudzi๐Ÿ

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  4. Haa kusvikira Jeso vadzoka Winky D I Gafa the Goat of all time..

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  5. jp is the goat facts speak for themselves

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  6. Winky ndibaba vavo vese jp kuZanu kwavo vega ikoko

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  7. Jah Prayzer muhombe ndicho chokwadi

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  8. Jah Prayser is the best

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  9. Taking into consideration that Winky d has been in the industry for quite a long time than JP but Jah Prayzah is the best that shows JP is the goat ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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    1. Jah Praizer doesn't competition ku GENRE rake but Winky akanga kuimba kune competition mahora .... imagine During Winky's time there was Dadza D, King Labash, Ricky Fire and many more n Winky d managed to conquer them whilst the artist I mentioned where and still bigger

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  10. Winky D akuzorohwa pa genre apo. Dancehal is for Kids, Jah vanorova afro so you see kuti Jah anozoteverwa nevakuru nevadiki. Winky ukadarika 38 years haachatoite kuterera, music yake inoda usati waane focus ne life. But kana waane mari ne focus you need smthing that goes with african culture

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