Vee explains why she withdrew from brand ambassadorial deal
Big Brother Naija Lockdown edition finalist, Vee has cleared the air on why she had to withdraw from fashion brand, Zeena and Zara.
In a series of tweets, the 24-year-old explained she signed on Zeena and Zara clothing line, for collaboration in the promotion of the company’s designs and a shoot day was agreed upon.
According to her, on the day of the shoot, the company’s CEO, Happiness Adebayo (Glee) insisted she wore a wig that she sells through another company entirely. In order not to be considered difficult, she agreed and they concluded the shoot.
Trouble however started when on a second shoot day, she insisted that she wears her own hair, with the CEO claiming that she always had personal relationships with her brand ambassadors and as she has not been able to have that with her.
Her tweets read:
“I now deal with reputable brands and corporate organisations and it is important that I set the records straight, in the face of people who have nothing to lose and do not mind dragging others down with them.
“The CEO of Zeena and Zara clothing line, Happiness Adebayo (Glee) reached out to me for a collaboration in the promotion of the Company’s designs and I forwarded my Management’s details to her. Contrary to her false claim that I reached out to her for the deal.
“We agreed Fees and I was told to wait for weeks until her shipment had arrived. Then finally, a shoot day was agreed. I got to the Shoot and professionally conducted myself. However, the Company’s CEO insisted that I wear the Hair that she sells through another company entirely.
“In order not to be considered difficult, I agreed and we concluded the Shoot.
At a second shoot day I insisted that I wear my hair and I believe this was the beginning of the issues.
A video was shared from the shoot and I informed the company of the need to work on the footage
“And this was where the CEO started throwing totally undeserved tantrums, essentially claiming that she always has personal relationships with her Brand Ambassadors and as she has not been able to have that with me, she considers me difficult to work with.
She thereafter demanded a refund.
“It was a 6 months deal & an initial part payment of 2.5m was paid. 2million Naira was sent but my management removed 500k due to the mileage her page had received from the announcement campaign, giveaway promotion & time spent working with her.
“However, it became clear to me that the CEO’s quest was to ensure that one way or the other, she drags my brand into hers by any means necessary. Conversations around termination had not even ended before she started sending bits of the engagement to blogs!
“This is the last I will say on this, my lawyers have sent an email and will take it up from here.”