Kenyan socialite Vera Sidika has urged young women not to follow in her path in the pursuit of success in life.
In a recent interview with Citizen TV, Vera says she does not wish to be viewed as a role model by anyone.
The 29-year-old socialite-cum-musician says young women following her should not think it will work for them just because it worked for her.
“I don’t like to be people’s role models because I believe one should be responsible for their kids and their upbringing. People should focus on being a better version of themselves and not someone else,” she says.
Vera is on record saying she spent millions of shillings abroad to bleach and maintain her skin.
“When it comes to life in general, you cannot judge someone by how they look, to me its more of the person you are on the inside….whether light skin or dark skin, am still the same person,” said Vera.
In a past interview, Sidika said she earns money from making appearances in clubs in Kenya and abroad in addition to doing business.
“I charge differently depending with where it is, for instance in Kenya I don’t take less than Sh300,000. I charge Sh600,000 for abroad, say Malaysia or the US,” she said in an interview with Kwanza TV of Tanzania.
“I am a model, I am an entrepreneur, and I have a hair lounge so I sell weaves and wigs. I am also an artist; I draw but not as much. I am an interior designer and I also do a little bit of farming. I do poultry farming, I rear chicken which I supply to different hotels in Kenya,” she added at the time.