Throwback Friday is something we will do at the start of every month – starting today. This is what I wrote in 2015 for Industry Loop:
“So much has been said since Maria Napembe shot to fame with her attempts at a career at this hot topic. Video vixen, what is a video vixen? A video vixen is a female model who appears in music videos. That is a very diplomatic definition. Let me help you with a Namibian definition of a video vixen.
What is a video vixen? A video vixen is a female sex toy, wanna-be model and gold-digger that appear in music videos.
Note: This is by measure not always true; however, the perception has been, so that vixens are exactly that in Namibia.
In a professionally run entertainment industry, a video vixen’s only purpose is to show off her body and face for the pleasure of those watching. In Namibia, her purpose is to show off her body, face for the pleasure of those watching and dish out blowjobs after the shoot.
Note: This is my measure not always true; however, the perception has been entrenched that video vixens do exactly that in Namibia.
In a professionally run entertainment industry, the video vixen’s body, which is seen as her worth, inevitably becomes a commodity or prop to be used for the viewer’s viewing pleasure. In Namibia, the video vixen’s body, which is seen as a sex doll, inevitably becomes a liability to be tossed away after the crew has done its rounds on “it”.
Note: This is by measure not always true; however, the perception has been that video vixens are exactly that in Namibia.
Industry players need to make sure there is no repeat of the Hottentot Venus era. As a matter of fact, video vixens needed to have had an agency by now, where brands contact for services who may be in need of video vixens. Video vixens in the country need to organise themselves; create an agency; set a database, and enforce a minimum fee –rebrand the meaning of a video vixen.
We need to understand that a vixen is as important as the next factor that contributes to the success of an entertainer. Society will continue pissing on your fake Brazilians if you do not organise yourselves. All the assumptions, rumours and misconceptions will persist if video vixens in the country do not organise themselves.
I understand the value of a vixen; however, that is because I am a full-time entertainer. What about a kuku in the north who sees this half-naked girl dancing on Sunny Boy on TV? Or a Bondelswaart topie in the south?
Your compensation will continue being Zamalek and jive if you do not organise yourselves. Organise yourselves and present your commodity to the world as a united front.
Until the next Loop, we say #GMTM
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