Exclusive: Why Vera Sidika shut down her salon business
Socialite Vera Sidika has shut down her salon business in Mombasa.
According to a reliable source linked to Nairobi News, Vera’s business ceased operations at the beginning of 2023.
The source revealed that prior to the closure, the business faced challenges that led to the resignation of several employees.
Sharing insights into Vera’s perspective, the source said:
“Vera said that the business was incurring losses as her primary focus was on her family in Nairobi rather than work. The business ceased operations about four months ago”.
Vera Sidika moved from Nairobi to Mombasa in September 2020, taking her salon business with her.
At the time, Vera said she was rebranding to become bigger and better.
Vera’s beauty salon was previously located in Western Heights, Westlands.
She opened it in June 2018.
Within her business, Vera’s enterprise consisted of several departments, including Veetox Herbal Detox, a salon, a massage area and a hair salon.
Vera had employed around 50 people for her salon business.
Following the move, there was speculation that Vera Sidika had run into financial difficulties and could no longer afford to pay the rent on her Westlands premises.
However, in an interview with Jalang’o TV, Vera refuted these claims and clarified that the main reason for her move was her deep-rooted connection to Mombasa.
Vera also explained that the chilly weather in Nairobi forced her to leave the city as it triggered a severe flu that posed a significant risk to her health.
“I started sneezing and caught the flu. Everyone started looking at me as if I had contracted Covid-19 and that forced me to get tested. But I am fine. I am better here,” Vera was quoted as saying by Standard Entertainment & Lifestyle.
“My voice had kind of gone and I had to take care of my health; what I take and what I wear. Mombasa is warmer. The weather here is good and I hope to be here for a long time.
Vera is currently looking after her two children, Asia Brown and her two-month-old son, Ice Brown.
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