By Michael Gwarisa
SELFIES have become synonymous with sophistication and class as not owning a smart phone in Zimbabwe today is regarded as the highest level of primitiveness and backwardness.
For many in particular the young generation, Selfies have become a diet if not an addiction. Selfies have reduced mirrors to useless ornaments. It has visibly become difficult to spend a day or hours without taking pics of yourself or with your buddies.
However, in many instances around the world, cases of deaths as a result for Selfies gone bad have been reported. Selfies knows no boundaries or age, be it funerals, church services, gatherings, outings or at tea breaks at work, the temptation to take a Selfie is somewhere there nagging and begging you pull your phone out and take a Selfie.
Since its a Friday today, we thought we should just lighten up things a bit and look at the casual side of life away from the hustling and bustling associated with mid weeks.
Today we look at some of the Selfies that were taken by some Zimbabweans and what they had to say with regards to Selfies.
Here are some Selfies from young Zimbabweans and what they said:
Samantha Malunga is a 22 year Old Journalism student with The Harare Poly Tech College, here is what she had to say.
“Selfies bring the best out of me, they make me appreciate God’s hand in creating me. In a day, i would say i take not less than five Selfies just to admire and appreciate me.”
Nyasha Uyani 27, is a Communications Specialist who lives in Harare, here is what she said.
“I love pics and just cant stop falling in love with my self.”
Terry Trizza Malosa
Terry aged 26 is a Beuty Therapist based in Harare, here is what she had to say about her love for Selfies.
“Well i take pics at least once a day but when i do, i make sure i get the best shots. its like my own way of starting my day. It seems i am addicted to Selfies. I take pics for the fun of it. Here is a word to ladies out there, love and appreciate yourself before you wait for someone to love and respect you.”
Tarisai Lunga is an Administrator at the SMEs International Expo and is her word
“I love photos, they are a part of me, although i don’t take pics that much, when i do i do take my time…”
Daniel is a politician and aspiring MP for the Kadoma Central Constituency and a Journalist. Here is what he has to say about his love for Selfies
“To me, Selfies are a sign of accepting the new me, i now proudly parade my gape tooth without shame.”