V is for @VeraSidika

A-Z-KOT-phone-VModel, video vixen and party host Vera Sidika shot to the global limelight following her undergoing a skin lightening treatment that set Kenyans on Twitter ablaze with discussion on her motivation and appearance. Local media and television shows followed and eventually so did global media attention with some even describing her as “Kenya’s Kim Kardashian.”

Vera is a Twitter personality that Kenyans on Twitter may not follow but they’ve certainly heard about. Her love life, party appearances and lifestyle continue to be a subject of discussion across blogs and cyberspace, not to mention in the global debate with people of colour on skin bleaching and lightening.