As is customary, all of your favorite celebrities turned out in force for what many refer to as Nigeria’s version of the Academy Awards.
The glitz and glamour that radiated from the moment you stepped onto the red carpet were one of the night’s highlights.
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Nigerian celebrities spent their hard-earned money to look their best, and some even went so far as to outshine themselves.
These guys went above and beyond with their makeup, shoes, dresses, suits, and accessories. Who doesn’t want to be the center of attention at a party?
However, this is where some of your favorite celebrities overstepped their bounds.
Ifuennada, a former Big Brother Naija housemate, joined many of her colleagues on the red carpet at the eighth AMVCA, wearing one of the evening’s most talked-about outfits.
If you are a fashion enthusiast or an ardent follower of the Nigerian fashion industry, her outfit read the famous fashion stylist Toyin Lawani.
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It was a black outfit full of masks and all that other stuff Lawani uses to make her clothes and make you wonder if she is actually human – please understand that I mean this in a good way.
While fans were still debating whether the outfit was appropriate for a red carpet or the Met Gala, Ifuennada decided to clear the air about her now-controversial ensemble – a very bad move.
“My entire look is worth over 100k USD… Yes, you read that right! So if you don’t have a minimum of 10k USD in a domiciliary acct, you have no right to speak on my Look. Basically, stay away from criticizing my outfit if you’re a broke a$s,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
Excuse me ma, that is a lie! Do you know how much that is in our failing Naira? A whopping N58M! A lie you should never tell to even your most vulnerable fan. Sources close to Lawani say that the Ifuennada’s dress didn’t even cost that much!
Now Nigerian celebrities need to know this. Telling tales like this especially when you have a huge fan base should be avoided.
These kinds of ‘lamba’ are the exact reasons why when celebrities have challenges in the future, especially health-related and they seek financial aid, most Nigerians look the other way.
Ifuennada has on several occasions revealed that she lives a very flamboyant lifestyle.
In 2019, the Nollywood actress turned reality TV star said she spent N1M on perfumes in one year.
“This year on my birthday I spent one million naira on perfumes. I literally spent one million in one week. The thing is that I love perfumes a lot…yea and everybody know that,” she said in a video at that time.
Even if you are Elon Musk’s heir apparent, that’s some outrageous amount of money to spend on perfumes.
As someone who has closely followed the lifestyles of most Nigerian reality TV stars over the last five years, Ifuennada hasn’t really bagged major endorsement deals to equate to the lifestyle she has portrayed.
This is not to say Ifuennada doesn’t have other successful businesses.
We get it, Ifu. As a celebrity you have to stay relevant, or else the world will forget about you in a hurry. For someone who partook in the third season of Big Brother Naija, staying relevant has to be a daily headache.
The seventh season of the reality TV show will be commencing soon and that’s a big problem for the market value of all the former housemates including the past winners.
We know how hard it is to stay popular, bag endorsement deals, movie roles, and drop hit songs in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
There are so many ways to remain pertinent in the ever-evolving entertainment industry, but telling blatant lies, shouldn’t be one of them.