Hopewell Chin’ono’s New Song “Dem Loot” Goes Viral
Zimbabwean journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono anti-corruption song “Dem Loot,” has gone viral on all social media platforms.
Just a few days after his release from Chikurubi Maximum Prison award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, a reggae music fanatic yesterday sent social media users into a frenzy with his anti-corruption song titled “Dem Loot” whose lyrics suggest the country’s economic and humanitarian crisis as a result of the looting of national resources.
In a post on Twitter, Chin’ono showed his lyrical prowess as he chanted the “Dem Loot/Vanoba” song. He went on to appeal to music producers to help him produce his song to which award-winning UK based producer, Jusa Dementor hastily heeded to.
Find me a good music producer, we must sing AGAINST LOOTERS and sing them out of town!😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/1rMcSORsaY
— Hopewell Chin’ono #NoToLooters (@daddyhope) January 31, 2021
Within a short space of time, the video went viral, garnering over 30 thousand views on Twitter. Hopewell went on to upload another video of the same song featuring Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni showing some dance moves and he also did a Shona version of the same song.
The hype has also brought about a “Dem Loot challenge” where people are now posting their own videos singing along to the same song. The hashtag “Dem Loot” is currently trending on Twitter today.
Meanwhile, award-winning music producer Elcee Gweja has also offered to produce the song for him.
Here are some of the comments from Twitter:
Daddy Hope for Grammy Award, if you drop the Ndebele Version you officially became the GOAT of Zim Dance hall pic.twitter.com/nS3Urfa3Tm
— The Instigator (@Am_Blujay) January 31, 2021
Daddy Hope snapped on that beat 😂👌
— RiCKY🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼 (@ricardothezimbo) January 31, 2021
Wicked riddem. Pregnant with consciousness. Big up @daddyhope . Lord have mercy ‘pon de people of Zimbabwe.
— DOCC1 (@owenchid) January 31, 2021
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