The first thing that grabbed me about Winnie Munyengaâ€™s Tonkadiya video was the sheer quality of the shots â€” very clean and sharp. Unfortunately, soon after that, disappointment set in.
The story-board was so poor that it did not bring out the theme in the song â€” an African woman neglected by her uncaring husband.
In the first clip, we would have loved to see a â€˜depressedâ€™ Munyenga crying her heart out for being treated as a doormat. Instead, we see her walking out of a bar with her sweetheart, champagne glass in his hand!
Munyenga then turns up in a sleek BMW looking very glamourous and walks to the table where her supposedly philandering hubby is chatting up another woman. We do not see the typical discarded wife â€” No anger, no distress no self-neglect.
Then she glared at him and he meekly bowed his head in shame! The â€˜husbandâ€™ looks like a well-behaved schoolboy who is not yet out of his teens.
Another contradiction, which is also the videoâ€™s highest point) is Munyenga herself! She focused the video on herself by showing us the expensive clothes in her wardrobe, rather than bring out the good story in the song. She really dressed to kill.
However, the major message comes out clearly that the woman is still too young and too beautiful to be discarded.
â€˜Tonkadiyaâ€™ video not convincing