Jamaica’s top Dancehall and Reggae artistes are pouring out congratulations for the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa.
Bounty Killer, Spice, Queen Ifrica, Macka Diamond, Sanchez, and even selector Foota Hype, have reacted with glee at the crowning of the 26-year-old Public Relations specialist, who rocks natural hair. “If it’s not natural it’s not beauty natural is the mystic! CONGRATS TO SOUTH AFRICA FOR WINNING MISS UNIVERSE,” Bounty Killer posted under a photograph of the dark-skinned beauty on his Instagram page.
Dancehall diva Spice, who said she had issues with colorism in Jamaica due to her dark skin, was overjoyed at the win.
“Do I even need a caption. Miss Universe 2019 goes to …… Miss South Africa, #zozibinitunzi!!!!!! Congratulations. “Black and beautiful so mi nah bleach, mi no pree and mi no chat and mi no eye gal,” the Black Hypocrisy artiste posted.
Macka Diamond was more than overjoyed, and it was evident in her post, in which she described South Africa as her ‘Home away from home”, while congratulating the beauty queen.
“@zozitunzi good look she did it all natural this is truly amazing. This teaches us to love ourselves. She didn’t have to wear fake hair to win. I really love this congrats, congrats I feel like I won too blessed love,” Macka said.
Reggae crooner Sanchez too was happy for Tunzi’s accomplishments.
“What an amazing Monday morning for South Africa – actually, for the entire universe. CONGRATULATIONS @zozitunzi – YOU DID IT,” Sanchez wrote.
Queen Ifrica, as expected, did not hold back her joy at a black woman copping the crown. At the same time, she did not forget the faux pas made by the Miss Universe Jamaica Franchise holders, Uzuri International in which they made the costume for the Jamaican representative Iana Tickle Garcia to reflect the notorious slave mistress and witchcraft practitioner Annie Palmer, regarded as the White Witch of Rose Hall.
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Isn’t this a Beauty to behold Guys Congrats Zozibini Tunzi miss universe Winner Big up South Africa you know I love you guys????? and not to take away anything away from miss South Africa But what was JAMAICA thinking to REP for ANNIE PALMER This Year Who are these people running our country ?????? I am not going to dwell on it today because we celebrating South Africa getting it Right congrats again South Africa #blackgirlsrock
“Isn’t this a Beauty to behold Guys? Congrats Zozibini Tunzi Miss Universe Winner. Big up South Africa you know I love you guys. And not to take away anything away from Miss South Africa But what was JAMAICA thinking to REP for ANNIE PALMER This Year? Who are these people running our country ??????” she questioned.
“I am not going to dwell on it today because we celebrating South Africa getting it Right congrats again South Africa #blackgirlsrock,” she added.
Foota Hype also posted an image of Zozini on his Instagram page, claiming her win was a sign that black women should stop bleaching and decrying their natural hair.
“I wonder how some of u beautiful black girls feel when u see this after f*cking up uself bleaching out u skin and f*cking up ur body with surgery and ashamed to wear ur natural hair? I’m glad I lived to see this day and this victory I told y’all 2019 is the year of change the beginning of the resurrection of the black race get with it,” he said.
His comments, however, did not go down well with some followers who accused him of hypocrisy, due to his penchant for women with very light skin.
“But Foota, u always say you love brown woman, that’s why some a dem bleach, “one woman said.
“You only date light-skinned chicks. Don’t play yourself,” another woman wrote.