Nutty O, Winky D feature on Bob Marley's latest rendition of 'So Much Trouble In The World' off Africa Unite 2023 Album

Winky D and Nutty O Feature on the new Bob Marley's Posthumous tribute album

Good news for Winky D and Nutty O as the two Zimbabwe musicians feature on the new Bob Marley and the Wailers' posthumous tribute album titled Africa Unite released on August 4, 2023. Bob Marley features Winky D and Nutty O on track 1, titled So Much Trouble In The World

The new Africa Unite album showcases inspiring collaborations between Bob Marley's iconic compositions and a stellar lineup of contemporary African musicians.

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Winky D and Nutty O are undoubtedly two of Zimbabwe's most prominent musicians, consistently representing their country on the international stage when it comes to Reggae and Dancehall events. Their remarkable talent and dedication have earned them accolades and nominations, including the prestigious AFRIMA Awards. In 2022, both artists were nominated in the Best Artiste in African Reggae, Ragga, and Dancehall categories, further solidifying their influence in the industry. 

Winky D was in the news earlier this year for winning his fourth International Award during the course of his career. The list of all Winky D International Awards is as follows:
  • 1 x Best Male Artist (Southern Africa) in 2022 - All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)
  • 1 x Winky D won "Best Dancehall Artist" at the 2020 African Entertainment Awards USA.
  • 2 x Best African Dancehall Entertainer at the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

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Africa Unite Album Artwork

The ten-track Africa Unite album pays tribute to Bob Marley and the Wailers' timeless classics while infusing them with the infectious rhythms of AfroDancehall and Afrobeats. Africa Unite showcases inspiring collaborations between Bob Marley's iconic compositions and a stellar lineup of contemporary African musicians like Nutty O, Winky D, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Ayra Starr, Patoranking, Rema and many more.

Here is the tracklist for Bob Marley and The Wailers Africa Unite 2023 Album

  1. So Much Trouble In The World (Featuring Nutty O and Winky D)
  2. Dem Belly Full (Featuring Rema and Skip Marley)
  3. Redemption Song (Featuring Ami Faku)
  4. Waiting In Vain (Featuring Tiwa Savage)
  5. Turn Your Lights Down Low (Featuring Afro B)
  6. Three Little Birds (Featuring Teni and Oxlade)
  7. Buffalo Soldier (Featuring Davido)
  8. Stir It Up (Featuring Sarkodie)
  9. Jammin (Featuring Ayra Starr)
  10. One Love (Featuring Patoranking)

Bob Marley's Love Affair with Zimbabwe: A Historic Concert and Unforgettable Journey

In 1980, the iconic Bob Marley's heart was captured by the beauty of Africa, and he fell deeply in love with Zimbabwe, a Southern African nation that was on the brink of independence. This profound connection led to a momentous event in history when Bob Marley decided to embark on a journey that would forever be etched in the hearts of the Zimbabwean people.

Bob Marley's Love Affair with Zimbabwe: A Historic Concert and Unforgettable Journey
Bob Marley shares a blunt with a weed farmer in Mutoko, Zimbabwe

In the bustling city of Harare, two visionary Zimbabwean businessmen, Job Kadengu and Gordon Muchanyuka, nurtured an ambitious dream. They wanted to commemorate Zimbabwe's new era by having a renowned artist serenade the nation at the stroke of midnight on April 17, 1980, the day of independence.

After much contemplation, Kadengu and Muchanyuka both agreed that Bob Marley would be the perfect choice for this momentous occasion. Determined to bring the reggae legend to Zimbabwe, they flew all the way to Kingston, Jamaica, just weeks before the historic day.

Bob Marley's manager was initially opposed to the idea of the Zimbabwe tour. However, Marley himself had been closely following the events in Zimbabwe and was deeply moved by the country's struggle for independence. Driven by his passion and a sense of responsibility, he decided to accept the invitation.

In a remarkable display of commitment, Bob Marley personally arranged everything for the trip. He hired a PA system in London and paid for the freight to transport it to Zimbabwe at his own expense. The stage was set for a unique arrival at Salisbury Airport (now RGM International) on a Wednesday afternoon, April 16, 1980.

As the Jamaican dreadlocked band touched down, a bewildered contingent of police officers in their stiff green uniforms and peaked caps struggled to manage the swarming crowd that had gathered to witness this historic moment. The airport hadn't seen such a massive assembly of people for years, mainly due to international sanctions.

Simultaneously, a chartered Boeing 707 carrying 21 tons of equipment, including a powerful 35,000-watt PA system and backline equipment, was en route from London to Salisbury. This logistics operation was nothing short of extraordinary. Mick Cater, from Alec Leslie Entertainment, led the way and faced the challenge of building a stage in record time for the upcoming celebrations.

After arriving in Harare, Bob Marley and his crew spent the night at the Skyline Hotel, located on the outskirts of the city. The big hotels were fully booked by foreign journalists, so the group found themselves in a more modest setting. During their stay, they had the privilege of mingling with former guerrilla fighters, exchanging stories and experiences.

On April 17, the final hours of Rhodesia, thousands of excited fans thronged to Rufaro Stadium in Mbare. As Bob Marley took the stage, the stadium overflowed with enthusiastic supporters. However, the police's panic led to an unfortunate incident when tear gas was fired into the crowd.

Undeterred by the chaos, Bob Marley's backup singers, Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley, his wife, momentarily retreated backstage due to the tear gas. But their dedication to the performance was unwavering. Rita later recounted in a documentary that Bob, still in his element, didn't fully comprehend the situation. Upon their return to the stage, he lauded them, saying, "Now I know who the true revolutionary is."

Despite the turmoil, Bob Marley's spirit remained unbroken. He decided to grace Rufaro Stadium with his presence once again the following day, delivering yet another unforgettable performance.

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Mungwadzi Godwin

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