Fashionista Sylvia Owori has insisted Barbie Kyagulanyi Itungo is just mediocre and not one of the most inspirational women in Uganda.
This social media war started over the weekend when Owori, the Chief Executive Officer of Zipa Modeling Agency, attacked Barbie, wife of MP Bobi Wine, for attending the Geopolitics conference organised by the French embassy and held at Makerere University.
What hurt Owori is Barbie rubbing shoulders with H.E Malac Deborah (American ambassador to Uganda) D.r Maggie Kigozi, H.E Stephanie Rivoal (French Ambassador to Uganda) Hon. Winnie Kiiza and Sarah Sali (Dean school of women and gender studies MUK), some of the most powerful women around.
“I am a little confused here. Are you one of the most powerful inspirational women in Uganda??? There are over 1000 women who should have rightfully been on that panel discussing Women issues,” Owori lashed out.
She went on: “Let us not mix politics with meritocracy.”
Barbie told Owori not to lose her temper since she was among the most powerful women in Uganda. “I hope they invite you next time because I know you would fit on this panel just like a Million other Inspirational women out here.”
Her husband Bobi Wine did not directly enter the feud, he just shared a picture of himself and Barbie saying: “Ekyaana Kyarenga”.
After social media caught a storm with several people insulting Owori and calling her “a slut who vends her private parts” or that she should stick “to sleeping around with countless men”, the fashionista decided to take the quarrel to another level.
She started by sharing a memory from two years ago.
“Every week I would get dressed up and get ready to host The style project on NTV Uganda I would look forward to it very much. I did it for 2 years and when other opportunities came my way I walked away from it without a second thought.”
Fans instead responded with more insults:
Johannes G. Agenonga: We r not interested in following sluts, so keep mum.
Merry Blessing: Yes all u have is memories. Allow Barbie to shine before u die of jealousy.
Hope Lilian Kaheru: Be humble we practically picked nothing inspirational from you during your time. Allow those who have sense to install in others do.
Owori defends herself
She started by sharing a picture with a telling message: “Don’t be afraid of being outnumbered. Eagles fly alone. Pigeons flock together.”
This morning, she quoted Amilcar Cabral, a Bissau-Guinean and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, intellectual, poet, theoretician, revolutionary, political organizer, nationalist and diplomat:
“Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. CLAIM NO EASY VICTORIES.”
She then made her point clear: “The Celebration of mediocrity in our society must end NOW.”