Darey Art-Alade posing with Kim Kardashian on the red carpet of his Love Like A Movie concert on Sunday February 17, 2013, at the Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos.
Kim Kardashian and the Idiots She Fooled in Nigeria
Millions of angry Nigerians are still criticizing Kim Kardashian’s controversial visit to Nigeria where she earned her biggest pay check for appearances as she was reportedly paid a whooping $500,000! for her fleeting 24 hours visit to Nigeria according to The Mail of UK. Kim has never been paid even half of that amount for an all night appearance in Hollywood! She makes from $20,000 - $200,000 only for celebrity appearances at ticket events by richer organizers.
The poster showing Kim Kardashian.
“These Nigerians must be idiots,” said a celebrity news reporter in Hollywood.
“Kim really fooled them,” chuckled another news reporter.
“Well, it’s a kind of nemesis catching up with these Nigerians who are notorious for their internet scams and have robbed many of their American victims of thousands of dollars. So, Kim outsmarted them before they could scam her. Smart girl,” said a blogger chatting with them and they all laughed.
Kim posing with 2face Idibia and others.
The heavily pregnant Kim was widely publicized to 'co-host' the "Love Like A Movie" live concert with popularly Nigerian R'n'B singer Darey Art-Alade, for which tickets cost N100,000 or $640, but Kim did not co-host the show and only showed up at the red carpet for 45 minutes and made a 45-second statement on the microphone, saying “Hey Naija" and vamoosed according Guardian blogger Jeremy Weate.
Kim making her famous 45-second statement on stage at the Love Like A Movie concert before she vamoosed.
Channels TV reported: 'There were disappointments after Kim Kardashian came on stage for only 40 seconds.'
Of course the sponsors including Fayrouz must be idiots to have been fooled by the famous Armenian American reality TV star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians who is notorious for her scandalous romance with several men in Hollywood, including her famous sex tape with Ray J in 2003 and holds the record for one of the shortest marriages in history with Kris Humphries which ended after only 72 days.
The only souvenirs the organizers and sponsors got were pictures of Kim smiling in her black leather dress, posing alongside Darey and other excited Nigerian artistes including 2Face, Waje, Banky W, Ice Prince, Mo’Eazy and Zaina.
Let me address the stupidity of both the organizers and sponsors in critical perspective.
How can any reasonable person who wants to organize a live concert to celebrate love in Africa choose Kim Kardashian of all people? And especially in Nigeria the most populous country in Africa with over 160 million people, where over 70 percent of the population are living below $2 per day. And they agreed to pay her $500,000?
Of what benefit is her visit to Nigeria?
Did she even pay any tax on her $500, 000?
How much love has Kim shown in her relationships to come and talk about love to Nigerians?
Are there no better role models of love to invite?
Nigeria is blessed with several famous international celebrities like the famous Sade Adu, OBE (Helen Fọláṣadé Adú); who has used her contralto vocal range to charm millions of people in bestselling love songs since 1980s to date, winning several coveted awards including the Grammy Award and she would have been a perfect choice to co-host such an event and inspire millions of Nigerians on love more than a Kim Kardashian. Aunty Fọláṣadé will not ask the organizers to swindle her fellow Nigerians to pay her $500,000!
What of inviting our most famous home girl Genevieve Nnaji? The Queen of Nollywood who has contributed so much to the fastest and largest film industry in Africa and was on the Oprah Winfrey Show’s ‘Meet the Most Famous People in the World‘ in September, 2009.
We are blessed with the first black African Miss World, Agbani Darego, OON. Ibiagbanidokibubo Asenite Darego has made millions of Nigerians and other black people proud when she was crowned Miss World in 2001.
Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi.
We also have Oluchi Onweagba, the most famous Nigerian supermodel and happily married mother who became the first ever winner of the inaugural M-Net "Face of Africa" in 1998, the first-ever continent-wide model competition and she has been a role model for young girls and women in Nigeria.
Nneka and Asa.
We also have popular singers like Nneka and Asa who also would have made more appropriate and perfect role models than a scandalous foreigner that has no importance, relevance or significance to the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
It is really a shame and stupid that these sponsors wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on a useless less than one hour appearance of Kim Kardashian at the "Love Like A Movie" concert on Sunday February 17, 2013, at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos.
What is the economic benefit of such an event?
Ask any investor the market value of investing $500,000 in a proven business. That amount is even enough to build a good science laboratory for a secondary school in Nigeria where many schools don’t have science labs. $500,000 can provide over 500 boreholes for people in areas without water supply in Nigeria and can launch a cottage industry that will employ people and improve their lives in Nigeria and also contribute to the GDP. Give that $500,000 to any of the top Nigerian filmmakers like Tunde Kelani or Uche Jumbo and see the blockbuster movies they will produce that will make more than $500,000 from the box office, DVDs, etc. And making the movies would have provided hundreds of jobs to jobless Nigerians on location.
The sponsors who wasted that $500,000 on the useless appearance of Kim Kardashian at the "Love Like A Movie" concert are the same companies who bluff and snub important events like the Eko International Film Festival, Abuja International Film Festival, Afriff International Film Festival and others that can create jobs for thousands of jobless Nigerians and boosting the Nigerian film industry and contributing millions of dollars to the economy of Nigeria.
This is what we call “Money Miss Road” in Pidgin English when those with so much money waste it on unprofitable ventures such as the useless $500,000 less than one hour appearance of Kim Kardashian in Nigeria.
Yes, they must be idiots.
~ By Orikinla Osinachi, February 24, 2013.