A dark-skinned Nigerian model has accused singer Tekno of colorism. She said he refused to give her a role because of her skin color.
The model, whose name is given as Debbie, said she was embarrassed by the Pana crooner who refused to use her as the main model for a video shoot, and told her he would prefer a light-skinned model for the close up shot and manage her just for the full shots.
When asked by her IG followers if she jumped to the conclusion or if Tekno explicitly told her he didn’t want her because of her skin color, she said he told her clearly that he was refusing her because she wasn’t light-skinned.
Read her story below.
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_gambit whom 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… @instablog9ja
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