Spotify Announces Uganda's Vinka as equal Ambassador for October.
Spotify’s EQUAL Africa program seeks to eliminate gender disparities in the music industry while showcasing and amplifying the voices of. Female artists from all over the continent.
As of October 2023, Spotify will serve as the EQUAL Africa Ambassador, a position that will be held by the multi-talented and top-charting Ugandan artist Vinka. Vinka joins a group of amazing musicians that includes Makhadzi, Maandy, and Xeniah Manasse, to name a few. These musicians are known for their power, talent, and of course, great music.
Awilo Longomba and Koffi Olomide were two musicians whose music was frequently performed when Vinka was growing up, and they. Served as her introduction to music. After leaving her job as a dancer to work in artist management, she later entered the music business.
Vinka’s successful music career began when she switched from technical riding to the microphone. Songs like “Malaika” and. “Thank God” highlight her artistry. Vinka has since created hit after hit.
A new track would be released on the first Friday of every month in 2019 as part of her campaign. Which further demonstrated her dedication to both her music and her fans.
Vinka prefers toward African and dancehall music since she refuses to fit into any certain genre. According to her, her music has a distinctive voice, tone, and atmosphere in addition to being catchy.
Vinka offers some words of wisdom to ambitious young artists, emphasizing the need of resilience, focus, and self-belief.
Okumu claims that throughout Vinka’s formative years, the music of artists like Awilo Longomba and Koffi Olomide was played frequently, which was how she first became interested in music.
According to her, Vinka first started out as a dancer before switching to artiste management.
Read more about Teni’s August Spotify EQUAL Africa debut here.
Okumu claimed that Vinka’s successful music career began with the transition from technical riders to the microphone, with songs like “Thank God” and “Malaika” demonstrating her artistry. Vinka has since created hit after hit, according to Okumu.
According to Okumu, Vinka’s 2019 effort to release a new single on the first Friday of every month made it evident that she was committed to both her music and her audience.
Inspiring budding musicians to trust in themselves and maintain their focus, Vinka, who characterized her music as catchy with a distinctive voice and vibe, gave advice.
For it to succeed, you must put in the effort and time.
“I fell in love with music when I started working as an artiste manager at the record company and I took it when my opportunity came,” she said.