According to the dictionary a socialite is a person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities and entertainment.
According to our societal definition, a socialite is someone who has to change themselves to fit into a certain criteria in the society. They are people who crave attention and are mostly fake. They have mastered the art of faking it until the make it, they mostly start out from humble beginnings then make their way up. In Kenya if you want to be a socialite you need to do the following things.
1. Skin lightening
For some reason most socialites feel the need to be light skinned. They almost always go the extra mile to be lighter teaching people that dark skin is not enough. So you would also have to join the bandwagon and start bleaching sis (which I think is super shallow).
2. Fake accent
You have to get an American accent or something that sounds foreign as long as it’s not Kenyan or from your mother tongue. Just be eloquent, have a whiny voice and try and sound learned.
3. Big ass, small waist and thunderous thighs
Either do squats, sit ups and some butt implants to get a big bum. You need to have a body like Beyonce, curvy at whatever cost but not fat at the same time.
4. Have an upcoming business
Yes, you can’t just be pretty with no brains, you need to have an upcoming business for women. Either makeup or slimming tea or some fancy clothing line, as long as you have something going on that people can relate to.
5. Be associated with the rich and famous
Yes, you need to know the right people in this society. From politicians to celebrities and make sure you post them online because that will just cause a bit of a stir in the media.
6. Have a very interactive Instagram account
An interactive social media account, but mostly Instagram is preferable because you get to grow your audience quicker. Just have semi nude photos and write things like this picture below.
7. Be seen at every event
Always be present with really popular people so that you can also be popular as well.
8. Have an iPhone and a power bank
It comes a package, an iPhone and a pink power bank has to be the order of the day. Tecno and androids is a very big let down for your reputation.
9. Only drink Moet and promote expensive alcohol
Do not be seen drinking cheap clear liquor, what you need is to be associated with people who can buy expensive alcohol and then post it on social media because everyone needs to see that you have expensive taste.
Alternatively, you can grow yourself as a person and be known for something useful or helpful to people. It really depends on the kind of person you are, if you want to be a socialite you need to invest in changing yourself more than you really should. Don’t work hard to remain the same but also don’t work too hard to be ratchet.