Vera Sidika

Vera Sidika

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Vera Sidika
Born Vera Sidika Mung’asia Shikwekwe
(1989-09-30) 30 September 1989 (age 29)
Mombasa, Kenya
Residence Nairobi
Occupation
  • Model
  • video vixen
  • businesswoman
  • socialite
Years active 2009–present

Vera Sidika Mung’asia (born 30 September 1989)[1] is a Kenyan television and social media personality, celebrity, video vixen entrepreneur and socialite. Born and raised in Mombasa, Sidika gained media attention in her career when she appeared in P-Unit‘s single, “You Guy”, released in 2012.[2] She has been voted as one of Africa’s and East Africa’s top video vixens.[3][4] She is regarded as one of Kenya’s most controversial women due to her extraordinary and lavish lifestyle and unique opinions about life in general.[5] In 2015, she and her fellow socialites began to appear in the reality television series Nairobi Diaries.[6]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Vera Sidika started her career at the age of 17 when she worked as a plus size model, participating in contests and fashion shows.[1]

She moved to Nairobi in 2009 where she joined Kenyatta University with an intention to pursue her studies in art and design; this gave her an opportunity to fully take her career to the next level.

Career[edit]

Sidika rose to fame in 2012 when she featured as the video girl in P-Unit‘s single “You Guy”. In 2014, she appeared in Prezzo’s single, “My Gal”.[7][8] In November 2015, she appeared as a video vixen in a video by Nigerian musicians KCSkiibii and Harrysong titled “Ebaeno”.[9] She has been featured by The New York Post and BBC Africa.[3]

On May 21, 2017 she launched Veetox tea, a herbal detox claimed to help reduce bloating, clean the digestive system, improve metabolism and burn belly fat.[10].

Personal life[edit]

In 2014, Sidika admitted that she had lightened her skin in the UK.[3] She refuted claims that the procedure was not safe and could affect her medically. She said the procedure cost her over ksh15 million.[11] She stated to anchor Larry Madowo, “My body is my business and it is a money-maker.”[12][13]

Filmography[edit]

As of December 2015, Sidika and other Kenyan social media personalities, including fashion stylist Silvia Njoki, musician and actress Ella Ciru, NGO ambassador and student Gertrude Murunga, architect Kiki Diang’a, fitness instructor Marjolein Blokland and socialite and singer Pendo, starred in the reality television series Nairobi Diaries.[14] The show delves into the women’s day-to-day lives.[15]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Award Result
2015 Pulse Music Video Awards Best Video Vixen Won[16][17]Vera Sidika personality..[18]
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