Mihlali Ndamase Not Afraid To Lose Sponsors For Black Lives Matter Movement. As an influential figure, the most important time to use your influence for what its worth is through the bad times and Mihlali Ndamase is willing to risk her career for what is right.
Ndamase is not afraid to tell people where to get off and a similar incident occurred leaving her livid as she received a DM from an undisclosed Instagram user who warned her about the risk she faces of losing gigs if she continues her being vocal about the Black Lives Matter Movement.
“I don’t think it’s wise for you to be so vocal during this time…Don’t jeopardise your future and what you mean to us as black people just because of what’s going on right now…please be careful” the user said.
Mihlali responded to the concerned user saying that she will not be silenced about the injustice against people of colour just for the sake of not ‘fumbling the bag.’
“I will not be silent about the killing of my people. Where one door closes, many will open so if any brand does not want to be associated with me after this so be it at least I will lose a ‘bag’ knowing I wasn’t silent during this time because silence will not protect us,” Ndamase wrote.
Mihlali was applauded for standing firm towards the cause and not shying away from the problem that is faced by black people just for the sake of gigs.
Mihlali went as far as taking up the discussion on her twitter expressing how much the DM put her off.
“That DM irritated me so much because it reminds me of my schooling days: black children being called unruly and told to keep quiet about racism to avoid getting in trouble. It was intimidating then, but now?! Now you can’t be thinking like that as an adult” Mihlali said.
According to the influencer, a brand that does not support black people in their fight to find justice against racism, police brutality and other concerning surrounding issues is not a brand worth working with.
By Sinakho Mandla