Wahu Kagwi responds to body shamers

Musician Wahu Kagwi during 1st joint committee meeting under the Talanta Hela initiative./COURTESY

Musician Wahu Kagwi has come out to address body shamers a day after their teenage daughter came to her defense telling trolls to grow up.

The veteran entertainer expressed disappointment that it was women who shared negative comments but was also impressed that it was still women who called out the shamers.

Earlier, Wahu had posted photos on her socials updating the public on the progress of the Creatives Technical Committee, however many in the comment section pointed out how big she had gotten after giving birth in October 2022.

In her statement, Wahu said:

“so yesterday I posted a picture of myself during the 1st joint committee meeting under the Talanta Hela initiative, saying how excited I was about where we’re going….but, what took precedence on that is the amount of weight that I’ve gained. Sure, I have added a lot of weight-.22.5kgs to be exact. Actually, for those who know me, I always add weight when pg. with Tumiso I added 27kgs 

But I wanted to draw your attention to..in the 1st couple of minutes of the post.. there were quite a number of distasteful comments. Unfortunately, many of these were by women. These were overtaken by overwhelming number of +ve comments, again, majority being by women. A classic case of good outweighs the bad…so much so that majority of the “shamers” ended up pulling down their comments. Clearly, more and more of us are leaning towards positive vibes on social media, and I thank you for this.

The ‘Deep’ hitmaker further pointed out that she is not hurt by the negative comments but her response is to encourage other victims and also share that there is hope for a positive living environment.

…to anyone whose ever been body shamed, remember, what the shamers say is not a reflection of you, it’s really a reflection of the quality of person they are. Wewe uko tu sawa (You are fine the way you are)…so don’t take their negativity to heart..

Through her Instagram stories, the first child to Nameless and Wahu, Tumiso Nyakwea also expressed her disappointment that it was women who attacked her mother.

The family has been on online critics’ radar, just a few months ago Nameless was bashed online for his dress code during Black Panther Premiere.