When socialite Vera Sidika rose to fame in 2012 after featuring as a vixen in rap trio P-Unit’s ‘You Guy’ music video, off their second studio album Wagenge Hao Tena, opportunities for models were few and far between. Fast-forward to 2021 and the vixen-world is now a full-blown industry boasting a huge pool of talents and are especially proving crucial in Gengetone-oriented music videos. Below are some of the promising vixens to look out for in 2021.
Rachael Michael, popularly as Becky Vixen, is one of the most sought-after video vixens in the country. She has starred in a number of artists’ videos such as ‘Dundaing’ by Kristoff and King Kaka and Ochunglo Family’s ‘Kaa na Mama Yako’ and ‘Dudu’. Her most recent appearance is in Kidum’s ‘Hatuachani’ video. Becky has won a couple of awards including Video Vixen of the Year at the Pulse Music Awards in 2019 and ‘Vixen of the Year’ at Xtreme Awards.
Shakila,19 rose to fame in 2020 thanks to Xtian Dela’s Instagram platform and has since then been steadily going up the ladder in showbiz. She made her debut as a video vixen in ‘Mteja’ by Young Koded and Breeder LW and featured as a contestant on Eric Omondi’s 'Wife Material' show.
Joisi J Smile
The model, actress, entrepreneur and part-time vixen has featured in videos such as Masauti’s ‘Sokote’ and Patoranking’s ‘Omu Bwati’. Smile balances being a video vixen with business and is a fast-rising brand ambassador with links to various cosmetic products.
Muthoni is an actor, scriptwriter, commercial model and video vixen whom you have probably seen in one of your favourite music videos. Caroline’s most notable appearances in ‘Mmoja’, by Ben Pol and Naiboi, and ‘Inawauma’ by Kenyan singer Masauti. Proof of her rise is her growing social media presence which is increasing day by day.
The young model who is dating Gengetone artist Exray has taken the music industry by storm. Wangui has appeared in almost all of the music videos by popular Gengetone group, Boondocks Gang i.e. TikTok, Madam, Sidonyo, Kidole and Rieng.
Nicknamed ‘Tunda la Kenya’, the vixen caused stirred controversy online after she photoshopped herself with Nigerian singer Davido and lied that she had been contacted to appear in his music video. Controversy aside, Esther is a fast-rising vixen and has appeared in videos such as Khaligraph Jones’ ‘Omollo’ and Bigpin’s ‘Ginene’.
Sarah is currently one of the fastest rising and most sought-after video vixens. Her social media following is steadily increasing and last year she was nominated for Video Vixen of the Year award at the PPP TV awards.
Her music video appearances include ‘Panda’ by Redsan, ‘Mpaka Che’ by Susumila and ‘Chobo’ by Dufla Diligon.