Lagos Governor Fashola Paid $500,000 For Kim Kardashian’s Visit To Nigeria

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Feb 21, 2013 – Lagos State Governor Fashola Paid $500,000 For Kim Kardashian’s Visit To Nigeria

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola blew a whooping $500,000 on “appearance fee” for a one time American porn-star cum reality television personality, Kim Kardashian.

Yemojanews learnt that the extra budgetary largesse excluded first class tickets for her and the crew, accommodation, logistics, security etc.

Despite staying less than a day in the city of Lagos the pregnant star was paid a reported $500,000 for her fleeting visit, angering some commentators and citizens of the state.

Kim’s visit to Nigeria, unfortunately coincided with the kidnapping of seven foreigners, including one Briton, by armed men in the northern part of the country. An Islamist group later claimed responsibility.

The mother-to-be, who is presently engaged to rapstar, Kanye West was in Lagos to ‘co-host’ the ‘Love Like A Movie’ event with African R’n’B crooner, Darey Art-Alade, for which tickets cost N100,000, or $640.

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

Independent Nigerian TV station, Channels Television reported: ‘There were disappointments after Kim Kardashian came on stage for only 40 seconds.’

The channel posted pictures of the smiling star wearing a black leather dress, posing alongside the performers including 2Face, Waje, Banky W,Ice Prince, Mo’Eazy and Zaina.

Guardian 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 USD 500,000  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.

This Day newspaper’s 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.’

Kim was criticised for her brief marriage to Kris Humphries, with Charles Mgbolu for AllAfrica writing: ‘It is uncertain how much Kim is loved in Nigeria as she fell sour to a lot of her fans after her divorce with former hubby Kris Humphries in a marriage that lasted barely 72 days.’

And it wasn’t just in Nigeria that eyebrows were raised, with Ghana based site GhanaCelebrities.com  writing: ‘My questions is; what is wrong with us Africans? ‘When did Kim Kardashian become so good at hosting that she has to be paid thousands of dollars and be brought to Nigeria to handle a concert?’ Kim seemed oblivious to the controversy, however, as she left on an Air France flight.

Looking tired she was later pictured arriving in Los Angeles, her bump hidden beneath a simple white shirt which she teamed with black trousers.

But she did manage a smile for the cameras, perhaps glad to be home.
The 32-year-old tweeted: ‘Just landed back home! 20 hrs of flying. No big deal.’

[Source: YemoJa News]

22 thoughts on “Lagos Governor Fashola Paid $500,000 For Kim Kardashian’s Visit To Nigeria

  1. Guys una jst dey comment. Al of u dnt even knw wat is in ent. Dey used kim k 2 do bzines nd double d cash which am sure dey did. Kim k is in New York nw. So wats our weakness? Dey went and luked 4 ha. She did nt come nd luk 4 anybody. So al of u SHUT UP!!!!

  2. Lagos State Government, Fashola never paid for Kim 2 come to Nigeria, Darey is the brain behind the payment. 4 confirmation, check @darey’s tweet on twitter.

  3. even if they paid her 10,000 it is still too much because she has no talent. the only thing she is good at is porn and plastic surgery. For the people saying they were disappointed she was on stage for only 40 seconds, if she stayed longer what was she going to do? dance? or maybe sing?

  4. Fashala z a scarliwague their people unda d bridge 2day y he use d money help dm u r paying $500,000 4 a 45sds y nt Euros i think u are 1 of the brilant Governor ever av bt i dnt u r big 4 nthn 4 Christ sake, didnt c a Nigerian artist? Didnt u c a near commiunity like Ghana or a country in Africa? If dreamed dz i mst av a doubt!
    Super Eagles brought a cup of 19yrs u gav dm 1m each k calculate d money u gav nd d 1 u aword 2 1persn nfact u r fool, alot Nigerians are suffering bt non of u care, if Gudluck our fada act such i 1da wht wud av b ur statement u IDIOT, Nigeria cnt sleep wit 2eyes clos cnt u use nd fnd solutn 2it bombn nd kidnapn has bcm d food of d day n Nig wht av u done so far, hw i wish if u ll read dz to go nd nsult urself askn 4 ur money bak, k lagos wz ealer dz yr aworded d state of d most prostitude u didnt nvite dos once bt u wnt nd nvite Prostitude 4 show a 72 marriage braker whm evry no nd recoganize her as a divoser, shame 2 u Fashola! Shame 2 ppl dat gave such advice! Adue!

  5. Our Governor Babajide Fashola is so stupid for giving out this kind of money to a Porn-Movie star… Kim Kardishian. Mtccccchhhheeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww….

  6. I’ll want to hear the lagos state govt’s reaction to this or documented evidence to prove otherwise.. If it turns out to be true, this may turn out to be the GREATEST BLUNDER of this govt and I personally would be eternally disappointed and unforgiving. Govts everywhere should be more responsible and people-oriented. No more to add. Cheers.

  7. Hey you guys, why saying these, even though if truly he does that every one has a reason for his action. so stop blaming for what you don’t know how it came to happened.

  8. Nigerians are stupid, especially their corrupt politicians. Why will anyone pay Kim for anything? Here in the US, nobody cares about or respect her. She is a brainless douchbag.

  9. THE FIRST SIX MONTH OF FASHOLA IN OFFICE WAS A VERY STRICT ONE, I WAS ONE OF THE VICTIM THAT WAS ARRESTED FOR HAVING DREADLOCKS, MY GIRLFRIEND WAS ARRESTED FOR WEARING MINI SKIRT, WE WERE TOLD IT WAS AS ACT OF MIS-CONDUCT. HIS ESCUSE WAS THAT HE IS TRYING TO EFFECT A DECENT WAY OF DRESSING IN THE STATE, THE SAME FASHOLA IS PAYING CERTIFIED ASHAWO A WHOOPING SUM OF N79,000,000 TO APPEAR IN LAGOS, WHAT YOU GIVE IS WHAT YOU RECEIVE, YOU GIVE YOUR CITIZEN PROFESSIONAL ASHAWO THEN YOUR OUTPUT WILL ME PROFESSIONAL ASHEWOS…. I JUST BELIEVE THAT IT IS A FALLACY THAT FASHOLA IS TAKING THIS DECISION, WHAT ECONOMIC EFFECT WILL THIS HAVE ON LAGOSIANS….THINK MY PEOPLE… THINK…., IF FASHOLA THINK IIT IS DEEMED FIT TO PRESENT ASHAWO TO LAGOSIANS, THEN FASHOLA IS BECOMING A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT TO HIS PEOPLE, BECAUSE HE IS ONLY PROMOTING ASHAWO BUSINESS. HOW MANY COUNTRIES IN AFRICA HAS PAID A PROSTITUTE TO COME AN VISIT THE COUNTRY, ABI FASHOLA WAN DO SHORT TIME NIII…WELL, I THINK HE IS OUT OF IDEA TO RULE LAGOS, HOW FAR HAS HE GONE WITH BADDAGRY EXPRESS ROAD, HOW FAR HAS HE GONE WITH IKORODU ROAD, IS IT NOT TIME TO CHANGE BRT BUSES FROM FUEL CONSUMPTION TO GAS CONSUMPTION, SO WE GO FIT DEY ENJOY AIR CONDITION INSIDE BRT BUSES…?
    I THINK HE SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE BRINGING ASHAWO TO HIS PEOPLE… WE NO WAN CELETRATE ASHAWOOOO OOOOOO.

  10. Y do pple lyk spreadin rumour abt wat dey do nt knw for cryin out loud. Wat are d evidences dey av towards d acquisitn. D fashola me I knw well well can neva nd wld neva spend such an amount on any guest artist, cos he s nt an xtravagant Governor wen it comes to spendin state public funds.hE knws d implication nd he knws it will spoil d gud work he has bin buildin all Dis wile.

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