Nadia Mukami: No sponsor paid for my Sh 2M nail parlor business
African pop star Nadia Mukami has denied claims of being a proxy owner of her recently opened nail bar and beauty parlor in the Nairobi CBD area, Koinange street.
There has been a trend of top celebrities paid to be used as proxies to publicize business ventures of shadowy investors in disguise as their own.
A case example is dancehall singer KRG the Don who claimed to own Casa Vera night club which is actually owned by a former journalist.
However, the journalist doesn’t mind the singer bragging about owning the nightclub.
Well, The Wangu hitmaker has rubbished the same claims saying the ‘Nadia Nail Bar & Beauty Parlor’ launched on Christmas Eve, is paid for from her own pockets.
“People will always criticize me in a bad way, some will claim I have been sponsored but only my team and those close to me understand the struggle I went through to launch this parlor. The sleepless nights, sometimes the lack of funds and all that,” Nadia told Nairobi News.
To the doubting Thomas’, Nadia says they need to know that she has been working hard enough to earn enough to set up the business.
“For those who follow what I do, they see me doing shows, the other day I did one with Safaricom and was paid handsomely, I have been working with EABL for the longest time. I mean why would someone think I can’t afford to start such a business?’ she posed.
It’s from these gigs, Nadia says she was able to raise enough capital to set up the business.
“This is a 100% Nadia Mukami’s project which if I am, to be honest, it cost me over $10,000 dollars (Sh1.2 million) that is from renovating the space to doing interiors such as gypsums – which were weirdly expensive – to every other set up that has the premises appear as it is.”
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