Video vixen Mary Wambogo has found herself at the center of a storm after he was featured as the main video vixen in Waweru Wa Kam and Samidoh’s song, “Mburi ya Ibuku,” a Mugithi hit that premiered on YouTube on August 28, 2020.
With over 1.5 million views, the song gained popularity, but for Mary, it became a source of regret and immense distress.
The storyline of the song revolves around the singers meeting a lady on Facebook who had presented a false identity, using makeup and filters to enhance her appearance.
When they finally met her in person, they discovered the stark contrast between the virtual and real personas.
However, the real-life consequences for Mary Wambogo were far more severe. In an interview with YouTuber Wambui wa Mwangi, Mary opened up about how her involvement in the music video had negatively impacted her life.
The content of the song, which was meant to be a fictional tale, turned into a real-life nightmare for Mary as she became a target for cyberbullying and body shaming.
People, misled by the narrative presented in the music video, began to associate Mary with the lady who had assumed a false identity in the song.
The result was an onslaught of online criticism and ridicule that took a toll on Mary’s mental health. She expressed developing low self-esteem to the point where she withdrew from public appearances.