Vimbai-Mutinhiri- Flourish Africa


Miss Vimbai Mutinhiri; an actress, tv presenter and former participant of the Big brother Amplified 2012, took to her instagram page to discourage female socialites from misleading young women.

Although her advice may have been well meaning, there was a glitch.

Miss Vimbai failed to mention that success was relative. For some, it means expansion-no matter how little,  for others it’s being able to afford all that they need; for others it’s a balanced home and living in luxury. There is no ideal definition of success or a successful person. Different people have their own personal belief as to what success means.  However, people tend to forget that success is relative and a person’s definition of success shouldn’t be forced down on another. By outrightly giving success a capped figure, miss Vimbai was dismissing the success (or better still, the definition) of success of many others whose success isn’t necessarily weighed by the amount of money in their account.

So although she put out this statement in a bid to not mislead young women, she herself fell prey to the very thing she was preaching against. If there’s anything we can learn from this situation, it’s that we need to leave each to his own.

Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house

However, I don’t fully disagree with her, she was in fact correct in saying that only people with substance need to impart their wisdom on others. A number of people who haven’t worked hard to earn their money have in fact become sources of knowledge and the question still remains, what exactly about your life are we looking to learn from?

In totality, her statement was not completely incorrect. I still maintain however, that not everything needs to be put out especially when you represent a brand.

Take a look at her statement below.

Source: Bellanaija

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TV Presenter #Vimbai shakes some tables 🤔 @miss_vimbai says; If your expensive handbag is a gift, that's ok. If your first luxury car was a gift from hubby that's great. If you travel in luxury courtesy of bae that's cool too. If your talent is social media, embrace it and earn off it. BUT please stop lying to young girls about how hard you have worked, and giving terrible advice about how to build this or that and how to be successful in business or have a high flying career. STOP IT!! If your business hasn't made at least N20m turnover per annum, please just book a seat in the audience and pay attention to those who have done it. There is no shame in it and it doesn't make you any less of a respectable woman. Making it in life begins with harnessing your truth 👌🏾#TableShaker #MondayMotivation #MoreProfitsLessPackaging

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  1. oyinkansola

    I agree success is relative so personally, I wouldn’t wait till I reach 20million to call myself successful. The fact that I’ve been able to achieve growth no matter how little is success. While she might have sent the wrong msg, I feel why should anybody let themselves be put down by another person’s standard. Success is success as long as growth is achieved.

  2. Efam Harris

    Well I can’t argue, success can be relative, true. But she also has her point (ignore the amount), success has a generalised meaning and that is achieving, which also comes with the monetary aspect whether we admit it or not. No one would pick just success if there was as another option to include money.

    There’s also fulfillment, which is inner satisfaction with an attainment, let’s not confuse this for success.

  3. Amara

    Lol… Vimbai for president still! She should shake that table well well, hopefully Toke makinwa would fall😂😂😂😂

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