It has taken some Ugandans a lot of time to understand that words like fat, short and skinny are not good to use while describing or referring to a person. From the time she broke through in 2017, Swangz Avenue artiste Vinka has fallen victim of what we call body shaming
With her kind of voice and the kind of music she does, many people think she is a man. However, there are those who know but have taken it upon themselves to throw all kinds of insults at her over her small body and the fact that she sounds like a man
Last year, one renowned journalist working with NTV known as Frank Walusimbi tweeted “Why didn’t somebody tell me Vinka is actually female?”
Although this has been going on, Vinka had given it a deaf ear until recently when she hit back at her body shamers. The ‘Chips Na Ketchup’ singer while on an interview with NBS Uncut TV show was asked which challenges she faces in the music industry.
Just when we expected her to say other things, she pointed out body shaming as one her main challenges.
“Some of the challenges I face is body shaming. Some people look at me and say ‘she is so small look at her bones’ but there are many girls out there who would want to have my small size. I don’t care about people calling me a man really because it has worked for me. I am unique because we don’t have a female musician who sings like a man” Explained Vinka
That left aside, Vinka recently promised her fans that she how she will be releasing a song and video every first day of the month for the rest of the year