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Victoria Kimani in "Wonka"

Watch Victoria Kimani's Provocative New Video For 'Wonka'

She's back! The Kenyan diva continues to up her game with a sizzling new single produced by Nigerian hitmaker Gospelondebeatz.

"Wonka" is the first official single off Victoria Kimani's upcoming new album, AFROPOLITAN. As with many of her major singles, this song is quite easy on the ears.

Ahead of the album's worldwide release on May 18, the East African singer does justice to the track with a steamy new music video.

We knew the Kenyan pop-star could turn up the heat but clearly we weren't ready for this!


The video features various raunchy scenes of the star in a jungle setting as well as some of her dressed up in a leopard print suit, seductively rubbing chocolate sauce on her lips.

We can't wait to see what she has in store for us in her forthcoming seven-track LP but for now we are going to enjoy another dose of this banger.

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In Conversation with Candice Chirwa: 'Menstruation is More than Just Bleeding for Seven Days.'

South African activist Candice Chirwa, the 'Minister of Menstruation', speaks to us about what a period-positive world looks like, the challenges menstruators face even in 2020 and her important advocacy work with QRATE.

It's 2020, and naturally, tremendous advancements have been made across various spheres of society. From the prospect of self-driving cars and drones delivering medicines to rural areas to comparatively progressive politics and historic "firsts" for many disenfranchised groups, we've certainly come a long way. However, in the midst of all that progress, there is still one issue which continues to lag behind considerably and consistently, particularly in less developed countries: menstruation.

Candice Chirwa is a young Black woman on a mission to fiercely change the disempowering narratives and taboos that still shroud the issue of menstruation. The 24-year-old South African activist, who is endearingly known as the "Minister of Menstruation" on social media, wants young girls and women to not only accept but embrace their bodies fully in a society that insists on speaking in hushed tones about a perfectly normal biological process. Both Chirwa's research and advocacy work with the UN and her award-winning NGO, QRATE, has focused on dispelling common myths about menstruating, removing the shame and stigma around it and giving menstruators the knowledge and tools they need to navigate their world through impactful workshops.

And when Chirwa isn't collaborating with Lil-Lets, one of the biggest sanitary product brands on the continent, or co-authoring a bad-ass book titled Perils of Patriarchy, she's dominating the TEDx stage and making sure that her audience, no matter how diverse or varied, leaves the room feeling comfortable and courageous enough to boldly shout the word "vagina".

We caught up with Chirwa to discuss what initially compelled her to become a "period-positive" activist, her continued advocacy work with QRATE and what kind of world she imagines for menstruators.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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