Bulawayo based songstress and dancer Sandra Ndebele has opened up on her recent mouth-watering images making rounds on social media saying it was her way of showcasing African beauty while motivating full figured women to appreciate themselves.
In an interview with The Sunday Mail, Sandy as she is affectionately known said she was shocked after noticing that her pictures had rattled the nation.
This is one happy accidental social media takeover. We did the photoshoot just to express a feel-good modern woman at the same time embracing African beauty,” explains Sandra.
“To be honest, I did not see this coming. I was pleasantly surprised to see people celebrating my photographs.”
Her PR team, who recognised the social capital she had created, jumped on to the wave that has seen corporate endorsements coming through.
The project was born out of the need to make the most of the current lockdown.
“Most working mums can tell you how difficult it is to get back to that original body.
“I have been on a very strict programme, eating traditional foods and working out twice daily for the last three months. And I am extremely grateful for the results,” said Sandra.
And she has a word or two for both plus-sized women and her audience.
“To my fellow sisters or thick madams as people call us, we are beautiful within our bodies and let us celebrate our African curves. And to the men, I thank you for appreciating us full-figured women.”