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.
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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.
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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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