The Nigerian artiste Tekno refuses to work with a model because of her dark skin colour in his "yourlovethevideo" shoot.
The Nigerian artiste Tekno refuses to work with a model because of her dark skin colour in his “yourlovethevideo” shoot. The unhappy model took it upon herself to relay he disgust for Tekno’s actions towards dark skinned women. She says the artiste would allow her to take a full shot in the video but won’t be allowed to engage in the closeup shoots with him because he prefers a model with a light skin. Her words exactly are “I had the worst experience today as a darkskin model, I woke up at 4am, got to Oregun on the mainland at 8am, and waited for the director @paul_gambitwhom i respect a lot. Anyways to cut the story short, after all my stress, Tekno arrived on set, it was time to shoot with him. Tekno refused to use me as the main model for his #yourlovethevideo shoot cause i’m dark skin.
Later he settled for me doing the full shots so a light skin model can do the closeup shots with him. But i walked out on him and his set. Dark skin women are beautiful and precious, we don’t settle for less and we don’t get to be an option, we are the option. Black girls please love your skin and never feel bad about rejection, If a Tekno rejects you, Look up to a Wizkid, Wizkid inspires me everyday to love my skin with his videos and how much he appreciates black women…”