Controversial Netherlands-based Zimbabwean singer Vimbai Zimuto has started a raging debate with a cheeky photograph, posing in the nude, accompanying her condolences message to the victims of the Ethiopian Airways crash.
Her post did not go without criticism with some describing it as in bad taste and not suitable for a condolence message. She is pictured kneeling in the nude, with her head in the sand, leaving little or nothing to imagination.
“Ashes to ashes, dust to dust may all the people who perished on Ethiopian airlines rest in peace. May all their families cry with hope. May they be comforted by the most high,” she wrote.
The photograph has literally broken Zimbabwean social media with hundreds of comments. Vimbai is not new to controversy, having introduced herself on the music scene with a highly sexualised video Hapana Kwaunoenda, which left tongues wagging.
Last week, she shared nude beach pictures which have been considered offensive by some conservative Zimbabweans. Some are on her side, appreciating and lauding her for showing confidence in her body.
Speaking to the Daily News last week, the singer said she saw no offence with the pictures, describing them as an art. She said she is not bothered by what people say about her and that she will be having another nude photoshoot in the capital.
“There is no immorality in art. Art is expressive in every way possible. Even sex is art. You have to be very expressive to enjoy it.
“It doesn’t affect me a bit. The more people talk the better, whether positive or negative. That’s the impact of art,” she said.