Some weeks ago, a Nigerian video vixen took to her social media page to call ‘Slim Daddy’ also known as Tekno out stating that the Nigerian singer refused her a lead role in his video because she was dark skinned.
However, weeks after the allegation which went viral on social media, a Nigerian Director has opened up on what transpired between the singer and the video vixen.
Nigerian music video director, Paul Gambit, while opening up on the matter revealed to Sunday Scoop that the model din not tell the whole story.
He explained: “They say customers are always right. I cast someone for a role but the executive producer said she didn’t fit in with what he wanted for the project. He said he would have preferred her in another project. Do you expect me to start arguing with my client? I am the director, not the client who will pay for the job. I understand how she felt and we tried to talk about it.”
The director further noted that as against the claims made by the video vixen in her rant, she was not asked to leave the set and he tried all he could to pacify her and make her see reason.
He added: “I think it was her first experience because video vixens get rejected regularly but they don’t call out the artistes involved. Tekno and I have kept quiet about it, but to be honest with you, it was never about the colour of her skin.
“I was sad about the statement because I didn’t understand why she would go to that extent. As a man, don’t you have what you like in a girl? If you prefer slim ladies, does that mean fat ladies are bad? For almost four hours, we didn’t shoot because we were looking for someone who would fit what Tekno wanted.”
Paul Gambit while speaking on Tekno’s reaction to the mess of a situation said: “If you are a top artiste like Tekno, would you apologise when the lady didn’t give you audience. It is easier for people to say Tekno did something wrong until you put yourself in his situation. When we sent her details to Tekno, he was not totally sure about using her.
He said he would conclude on the day of the shoot; so, it was not 100 per cent certain that she would play the lead role. She just wanted to make everyone feel that it was about her colour. The simple truth is that her beauty was not the type Tekno was looking for; it doesn’t mean he didn’t see any beauty in her. Tekno had his preference for the shoot. I am sure the girl cannot date all the guys that come her way. She will have her taste as well.”