VINKA

#MusicForWildlife

Spotlight: Pangolins

ARTISTS: VINKA
FEATURED ARTISTS: WINNIE NWAGI
CITY & COUNTRY: KAMPALA, UGANDA
VENUE: OAS1SONE 

Ugandan born singer-songwriter-entrepreneur superstar Vinka, joins forces with WildAid, Rockstar, OAS1SONE and over 25 Africa superstar singer-songwriters, alongside more than 300 of some of the most powerful, influential superstar WildAid ambassador personalities from across the world, 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 WILDAID X ROCKSTAR

In 2021, WildAid and Rockstar are bringing together artists and musicians from across Africa. Over 25 artists across 9 African countries will lend 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 WILDAID

WildAid is an international wildlife conservation charity that specializes in mass media campaigns to protect wildlife, raise climate change and plastics pollution awareness. Animals like lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, hippos, and pangolins are all threatened by poaching and illegal trade, to speak up for our wildlife and encourage audiences to appreciate that the true value of wildlife lies in keeping it alive.

By lending your voice to our campaign you are joining a list of global and African ambassadors, including Harrison Ford, David Beckham, Eliud Kipchoge, Davido, Vinka, Jane Goodall, Jacky Chan, Karun, Lupita Nyong’o, Azawi, Djimon Hounsou, Yola Semedo, Ralph Fiennes, Nandy, Edward Norton, C4 Pedro, Jeremy Renner, Selmor Mtukudzi, Mayorkun, Tendai Mtawarira, Ben Pol, Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Karina Barbosa, Anita Jaxson, Sir Richard Branson, Ommy Dimpoz, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Melodie, Lang Lang, Kate Hudson, Odile Gertze, Maggie Q, Tyson Chandler, Yao Ming, Winnie Nwagi, Minnie Driver, Josh Duhamel, Danai Gurira (Black Panther), Aslay, Master Po Ping (Kung Fu Panda), Tara Kirk, Pau Gasol, Nvirii, Norman Reedus, Maurice Green, Kristen Bauer, Keegan Allen, Joakim Noah, Amitabh Bachchan, Amanda Beard, H_art The Band, Allen Johnson, Al Horford, Bo Derek amongst over 300 others of some of the world’s leading and most influential personalities from across the planet.

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