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Gen Z kitu gani! Vera Sidika takes on ageist fans who want her to step down

Catherine Kamau, popularly known as Kate Actress, recently shared the exciting news of her upcoming attendance at the White House State Dinner during President Ruto’s visit to the US.

Ruto’s agenda includes meetings with various Hollywood celebrities on May 21 to explore opportunities for collaboration between Kenya and the film industry.

The actress and comedian Butita are among the Kenyan creatives who will visit Tyler Perry’s studios in Atlanta as part of the initiative.

Expressing her gratitude, she said: “Good morning. This village girl will be attending the state dinner at the White House and a luncheon at the #TylerPerry studios in Atlanta at the invitation of Her Excellency #AmbassadorMegWhitman. @usembassynairobi your efforts and commitment to the growth of Kenya’s creative economy are greatly appreciated”.

Commenting on the post, a fan identified as amthegodfx said: “These ageing celebrities should rest now. next generation…”

The post has received mixed reactions, with socialite Vera Sidika defending her place as a millennial in the industry.

According to Vera, everyone has a place in the industry and should work to secure their position.

She explained: “Why do people think that others have rested so that we can have space in the industry? Nobody leaves space for anybody. You push your way in. Gen Z is always complaining, saying ‘Oh, they’re too old now, they need to rest’. Rest for who? Should we turn down business and money because of Gen Z? Nobody’s saying Gen Z shouldn’t get bread. But has anyone rested for us to be successful? No. Nobody is stopping anyone from making it. There’s enough money for everyone!”

Vera encouraged the younger generation to work harder rather than expecting people to stop for them.

She insisted: “Instead of working, you want to sit and wait for people to make space for you so you can walk the catwalk without stress. These streets aren’t for the weak. It’s hard work that separates people, and no one should ever have to rest to accommodate anyone. Get your lazy asses up and get to work. Success waits for no one. Stop this narrative, abeg.”

The ongoing battle between Generation Z and Millennials appears to be intensifying, with tensions rising on several social and cultural fronts.

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