Nigerians criticize Kim Kardashian’s visit as she was paid $500,000 for 45minutes

Despite staying less than a day in the city of Lagos, Kim Kardashian was paid a reported $500,000 for her fleeting visit, angering Nigerians.

Darey and Kim Kardashian

The reality TV show star Kim Kardashian is presently being criticised left, right and centre for her visit.

The mother-to-be was billed to ‘co-host’ the Love Like A Movie event with African R’n’B crooner Darey Art-Alade, for which tickets cost N100,000.

But according to attendants, Kim stayed at the event for 45 minutes, making a 45-second statement on the microphone.

There were disappointments after Kim Kardashian came on stage for only 40 seconds.’

A blogger, Jeremy Weate, described how Kim’s visit was an example of the country’s economic elite ‘blowing its money on bling puffery while most of the country suffers’.

He wrote: ‘Ms Kardashian appeared, said, “Hey Naija” and vamoosed. The rumour was that she’d been paid 500,000 Benjamins for the honour of mixing with the petro-class.’

Commentators in the country made reference to Kim’s infamous sex tape as they queried why a woman of dubious ‘moral rating’ should be in the country at all.

Eddy Odivwri wrote: ‘Many families are not exactly comfortable with her lifestyle, as she hardly cuts the image of a role model to a generation in need of a moral dress up.’

But Odivwri did welcome her visit as a sign that the country was an attractive destination to celebrities.

‘Despite what is considered as Nigeria’s many drawbacks, the nation remains yet a destination point to several international personages… the latest to visit… is Kim Kardashian, the world’s most famous American reality show celebrity.’

  1. Al Reply

    How wonderful to know that a young lady who’s famous for nothing but her “good” looks and getting men aroused can make half of a million dollars in less than hour!! I wonder if there are any Nigerian celebs that can make that kind of money anywhere in the world.

    Somebody needs to WAKE UP!!!!!

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