Popular Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim has added her voice to the chorus of those commenting on US TV reality star Kim Kardashian’s recent trip to Nigeria…
She says she doesn’t see why top Nigerian R&B singer Darey would ‘pay so much money and fly Kim K down to Nigeria just for a 45 seconds intro’ on his Love Like a Movie concert, which held on Sunday, February 17, 2013.
Speaking (more like venting) on her Instagram page, the pretty actress said that Darey could have flown her in from Ghana and she would have ‘represented.’
“Ok here’s my 2cents! Been reading comments about Darey’s concert and to be honest I don’t see why he will pay so much money and fly Kim k down to naija just for a 45sec intro on his show, like seriously! Bro, u could hv flown me from Gh and I would have represented! What did Kim k do for the 45 secs? She stood and told a senseless story, I could have stood and told a sensible story about ghana on a Nigerian stage!”, she wrote.
She also went on to say that African show promoters should shun foreign entertainers and focus on working with more African talents.
“Lol no hard feelings but its about time we start appreciating our very own African talents then paying all these foreigners so much for 45seconds performances. Check me out, way hotter than some of them peeps una Dey pay big bucks for nothing better. #wordofadvice #momentoftruth”
But those close to the organisers say Kim K’s visit actually went how it should. The reality TV star, according to the show’s producers, Soul Muzik, and a TV drop by Kim Kardashian herself, was to be special guest at a dinner with ‘platinum VIP guests’, co-host the LLAM red carpet session and open the show. We’re told she also did media rounds, sitting for at least two exclusive interviews, including this one with Beat FM’s Gbemi.
Despite all the drama, Darey’s ‘Love Like a Movie’ concert is being adjudged as one of Nigeria’s best events ever. And it doesn’t seem Darey and his label are considering responding to all the speculation about how much she was paid, or indeed, how much the big-budget concert gulped in total.
Darey tweeted this morning: ‘Can’t even keep up with all these theories again! Which one is LASG paid dat insane amount for her? Fallacy…like everything else u hrd lol’.