Bulgarian singer under fire for using blackface to look like Nomcebo

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Bulgarian singer Mihaela Marinova in black face for a performance of Nomcebo Zikode and Master KG's 'Jerusalema'. Image: kato2kapkivoda Instagram
Bulgarian singer Mihaela Marinova in black face for a performance of Nomcebo Zikode and Master KG's 'Jerusalema'. Image: kato2kapkivoda Instagram

Bulgarian singer Mihaela Marinova has come under fire globally for using blackface to try and look like singer Nomcebo Zikode. She did this for a TV performance of Nomcebo and Master KG’s hit song Jerusalema. 

She performed the song on Bulgarian music competition show Kato 2 Kapki Voda where contestants have to recreate hits from around the world. Marinova even went as far as painting her shoulders, arms and legs as well.

The video of her performance has since been making the rounds on social media with much backlash and criticism for her use of blackface for the performance. 

Even Porsha Williams from the Real Housewives of Atlanta took to Instagram call out the video of Marinova taking off her blackface ‘mask’ with the caption: 

“Are you out of your mind? And then the audacity to use our Queen @Nomcebo_Zikode[’s] music,” she wrote. “Yep, time to take my ‘CBD’ and go to bed. Logging out.”

Marinova is yet to respond, and Nomcebo and Master KG have also been mum on the matter so far. 

Here are some of the responses on Twitter: 

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