Victoria Kimani is a very hardworking lady who has proved over the years that women rock and they can do right about anything they set their mind to. Her music career has grown widely over the years, and it’s fair to say that she has proved her prowess in the music industry.
The ‘Mtoto’ hitmaker is a women’s advocate against male chauvinism and she was lucky enough to have been in invited to the UN Headquarters for a youth assembly session. The theme of the day “Society for All: Equity and Inclusion for A Sustainable Future”, led by Mary Kate Costello who is the Senior Policy Analyst & UN Representative, The Hunger Project.
She narrated that after coming back to Africa, since she was born and raised in US, things were actually different because in America one can express themselves however they want even though it’s through tattoos and piercings.
In Africa things are different and she felt judged based on how she expressed herself through clothes and hair.
“When I went back to Kenya I felt like an outsider. But when I went home I realised there was a need for women to be on the forefront and express themselves openly and that they are not defined by society or put in a box based on how they should carry ourselves. And just because I express myself differently doesn’t give anyone any right to judge me.”
She went ahead to explain how shocked she was when she realised things don’t work the same everywhere.
“I really never knew the cultures back home would be different, like anti miniskirts laws or be judged if I walk out with green hair. I live through my life and believe I’m an example to other women and I believe I’m an ambassador of art back in my country.”
“I didn’t know that with my existence I would become a voice for so many women. It’s been an interesting journey, felt like a social experiment, she concluded.”