FEATURED ARTISTS: WINNIE NWAGI
CITY & COUNTRY: KAMPALA, UGANDA
Ugandan born singer-songwriter-entrepreneur superstar Vinka, joins forces with WildAid, Rockstar, OAS1SONE and over 80 African superstar singer-songwriters in a historic first-ever a world tour series of Premium Livestream Concerts, to lend their voices in support of Africa’s wildlife conservation, raise awareness for climate change and plastics pollution, and have their messaging, voices, music and live performances broadcast across several Pan African and global platforms.
Vinka was born on June 27th 1994 to Mr & Mrs Luggya in Kampala, Uganda. A Makerere University graduate of Tourism and Hospitality, she has always had a passion for music and dance. She started out as a dancer for artists like Maurice Kirya, Cindy and Jackie Chandiru before she worked as an in intern at Uganda’s premier entertainment company; Swangz Avenue, while still at university. Veronica moved through the ranks at Swangz and was tasked to work as artist manager for several of the record label’s big artists at the time. From 2013 through to 2016, she worked with Irene Ntale, Winnie Nwagi and other artists.
Late 2016, the record label she worked for asked her to convert into a musician. After considerations, Veronica took the opportunity and signed a record deal under stage name Vinka in February of 2017. She debuted with a single titled “Level’ followed by a collaboration with Irene Ntale “Stylo”. She has continued to sit on top on Uganda’s music charts with every song she has released. Her single “Malaika” was a huge hit which was followed by two even bigger songs “Love Doctor” and her April 2018 release “Chips NaKetchup”. Other big hits include “Overdose” featuring Voltage Music and “Tubikole” featuring Fik Fameica. In 2019 Vinka signed a major global deal with The Rockstar Group inclusive of Rockstar Television, and later that year followed on to sign a further deal alongside Rockstar with Sony Music Entertainment. In November 2019 Vinka also made history with her global collaboration with international dance-music megastar from Europe, Inna with the single ‘Bebe’. The music video have raked up more than 22 million views to date and the single have topped the charts in 20 countries reaching No2 in Romania and Top 5 in various European and African countries.
ABOUT WILD AFRICA FUND X ROCKSTAR
WildAid and Rockstar are bringing together artists and musicians from across Africa by lending their voices to support wildlife conservation and have their messaging and music broadcast across several African and global platforms. Thank you for joining us in raising awareness of this important cause.
ABOUT WILD AFRICA FUND
The Wild Africa Fund employs mass communications – such as the Music for Wildlife Concerts and Poaching Steals From Us All campaigns – to raise awareness of poaching, habitat loss and human wildlife conflict. It promotes wildlife tourism and carbon offset as sources of conservation and sustainable development funding. It promotes and directly supports local wildlife programs from offices in Cape Town, Lagos, Harare and Kigali and is running the programs previously under WildAid in South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.