Iris Kaingu ‘breaks the internet’ with nude body paint pics

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Iris Kaingu has once again ignited an internet firestorm with pictures of her completely nude, but for strategically placed body paint, doing the rounds on various social media platforms.

Her latest daring stunt has been received with mixed feelings, some dismissing her as an attention seeker while art lovers have been effusive in their praise of both Iris’s bravery and the quality of the work done by celebrated artist Caleb Chisha.

And Iris, who is not known to shy away from flaunting her impressive figure on social media, says the images are part of a project exploring the historical beauty of cultural body paint.

Chisha, the prominent artist who painted Iris’ naked body, has defended his work saying Zambians criticising his work do not understand art.

“Have received a thousand calls and messages from people because of this body art I did on Iris Kaingu, it’s unfortunate most Zambian people don’t understand what art is and the message behind this work I did,” Chisha said.

“Historically women in Africa walked around in the nude. After colonization, western ideals were forced upon our people and custom changed. Nowadays, the female body is not as celebrated and women aren’t allowed to express themselves through clothing without ridicule.”

“To emphasize this. I have done a beautiful illustration of an African Princess. Three things I would like to highlight, 1. Society needs to understand that by our actions in body shaming others we make people lose confidence in themselves. We need to be a society that builds each other up. You are confident, bold, beautiful, fearless! You are you! We are all beautiful.”

Chisha continued: “2. Contrary to what most believe, this is a part of our culture and not the modernized dress of present dat. We need to unite and preserve what is still left of our traditions and customs so that future generations have their feet firmly in the ground.”

“3. Lastly, you are beautiful in your own skin. You are wonderful made by God. You must be celebrated. If short shorts or tight little skirts are what make you feel beautiful, you should express that. You have the freedom to! Go ahead and celebrate what God blessed you with Iris.”

And Iris has thanked Chisha for the work done on her body called Painted Princess.

“Thank you Caleb Chisha for helping me with this project*painted Princess*. A project exploring the historical beauty of cultural body paint,” Iris said.

In October 2012, Iris who is Former Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu’s daughter was fined K10 million after she was convicted of on one count of making obscene material likely to corrupt morals after her pornographic video was leaked on the internet.

10 Responses to Iris Kaingu ‘breaks the internet’ with nude body paint pics

  1. Monze mp

    dman
    September 7, 2017 at 7:41 am
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    • I really take issue with people reducing the African person. I hate it when one of our own does this to her own people and plays into the hands of those that hate us and are really evil towards us.

      To take you back a bit (a lot), before the Atlantic slave trade, Europeans did something evil first. They knew that even among themselves there would be strong resistance to enslavement of Africans. Their first step was to dehumanise the African people in the minds of their (white) people. This took the form of taking Africans (men, women and children), stripping them naked and parading them as less than humans (Apes) at Zoo’s. This went on for many years till the masses there “believed” that Africans were not human.

      They next started enslaving people and torturing them, stuffing them into cages and dungeons. (Visit the slave market at Zanzibar sometime and see for yourself). Here men were shackled in cells with their women in cells right next door. The white men would go into the female cells and rape black women in eye-shot and ear shot of their men. This was meant to show that black men could not protect their women. Women were treated as animals and the men that did this believed that they were screwing animals with no soul, so it was OK.

      Believe me, there are many white people that still to this day believe that you are sub/non human. In old manuscripts it actually is written that black people do not feel pain, do not get tired, live to have sex like animals. It is well documented that black people were literally “worked to death”. When archeologists dug up bodies of Africans on wall street, New York, they found that the corpses showed signs of being worked literally to death. The ligaments had snapped from bone from lifting and pulling weights far in excess of what any normal person should. (if you don’t believe me, go do your own due diligence).

      This stereotyping of Africans went with the dehumanisation of Africans. They treated Africans worse than animals. The term “mother fucker” came from the practice of getting black men (animals) to have intercourse with their parents and siblings to increase the number of slaves owned by each master. They did not treat them as human, they do not look on you as human today.

      The white man got kids as young as 5 years old both male and female and placed them in brothels for other white men to service at a cost. They had black men advertise their sisters and mother and brothers for sex (hence the term “pimp”). The Pimp had an extra function of teaching young women, boys and girls to dance suggestively and carry out lewd sexual acts. When people ask your daughter to be a knife girl, you do the same!

      Now, when I get so angry, it is because of this and more. I wish I could sit you down and allow you to see the gravity of the actions of telling people that Africans are animals and naked oversexed beasts. You are inadvertently selling your own sister and children out as objects. You don’t only do that to yourselves but to all Africans.

      Avenging Angel
      September 8, 2017 at 11:16 am
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  2. Not monze but choma central. She says Cornelius mwetwa is not representing the choma people properly but she will do better

    mungwala
    September 7, 2017 at 8:12 am
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  3. Iris should be locked up. This is nudity and there is a law against public nudity. Where are the Police? It is clear this girl was raised very badly and has a serious character flaw. In short she is no different to a chainama inmate. If people think she is funny then there is a serious flaw in the interpretation of normality. Does Iris have a mother? We know she has a father, former MP and Minister Kaingu, that man though has a character flaw. This is a well known fact. BUT SERIOUSLY IRIS NEEDS TO BE LOCKED UP SO THAT SHE DOES NOT CONTINUE TO CORRUPT THE MINDS OF PEOPLE. This is the lady who had those porn movies all in the name of art. Now she is painting herself naked. What is next in her arsenal while Zambia is sleeping and gaping at her nakeness! Where are the Zambian ladies or the so called Ministry of Religious Affairs and National Guidance. Is this approved by SUMAILI?

    Mutinta Mbewe
    September 7, 2017 at 5:28 pm
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  4. Amos Chanda, Kaiza Zulu and Chagwa Lungu must be salivating right now and wondering why they wasted 4 days in Swaziland when the likes of Iris Kaingu in Zambia are happy to expose themselves. The art work doesn’t hide anything.

    Zola
    September 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm
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  5. Incomplete story ba ZEDEYE, After this painting, that Caleb so-called artist insulted all Zambians by saying we don’t know art. He is the only one who knows art

    Bushe?
    September 7, 2017 at 6:52 pm
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  6. Attention seeker….I hope when she grows up and has kids of her own she will still be proud when she looks back at her past…I pity the young lady lost in the world…we will pray for you IRIS.

    Tommy
    September 8, 2017 at 6:20 am
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  7. Slutty,degrading & immoral shit!

    The Zambian
    September 9, 2017 at 2:11 am
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  8. painting a womans pussy ain’t art or African you retard of an artist Caleb,neither is seeing the nakedness of a woman who ain’t your wife,what a cheap,repulsive publicity stunt,yuk!

    The patriot
    September 9, 2017 at 2:26 am
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  9. Iris need psychological help. There people that are doing worse things in Zambia than Iris. They are stealing public money, killing innocent people, selling drugs. Iris has not harmed anyone. She simply has hurt herself by seeking attention through the so called nude art. It is a crime but more a self inflicted harm. What she need is pyschological intervetion.

    masa masina
    September 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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