Brittanya Karma posted her bucket list on Instagram last year.
Featured in a magazine? Check. Appear on German television? Check. Appear on Vietnamese television? Check. Got a million views on Facebook? Check.
The number of ticks on the list is a testament to the abundance of her short life. Ms. Karma, a Vietnamese-German rapper and reality television star, died on November 29th in Hamburg, where she was born and where she lived. She was 29. The cause was complications from Covid-19, her agent said.
Ms. Karma was first noticed a few years ago when a Facebook post in Vietnamese language gently mocking her mother went viral and got more than a million clicks. She quickly gained a Vietnamese following by describing her life in Germany and speaking out against physical embarrassment. She soon added a YouTube channel and Instagram account. Two years ago she opened a TikTok account with her fiancé Eugene Osei Henebeng, who goes by the name of Manu.
Ms. Karma used her YouTube channel to communicate with her many Vietnamese followers and her TikTok to speak to her German fans. In the videos she posted on these channels as well as on Instagram and Facebook, she told stories, joked or danced around the house with Manu during this year’s lockdowns.
“Confidence is my superpower,” she said in one of her TikTok videos.