A MODEL ACCUSSED TEKNO MILES
A Nigerian model has accused Tekno of colourism for failing to give her a role in his music video. “It is because of her skin colour.” The girl said. The model is dark in completion. It is because of my skin colour. Tekno Miles is a racist.” The girl said.
TEKNO DIRECTOR DEFENDS HIM
Moreover, the director of the music video, Paul Gambit has come to the defense of Tekno. Paul stated why Tekno Miles refused to give the model a role in his music video. Paul Gambit said “They say customers are always right. I cast someone for a role. However, the executive producer said she does not fit in with what he wanted for the project. He said he would have preferred her in another project. Do you expect me to start arguing with my client? I am the director, not the client who will pay for the job”.
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“I understand how she felt and we tried to talk about it. I think it was her first experience. Besides, video vixens get rejected regularly but they don’t call out the artistes involved. Tekno Miles and I have kept quiet about it. But honestly, it was never about the colour of her skin.
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TEKNO MILES IS NOT A RACIST
“Tekno Miles is not a racist. Nevertheless, I was sad about the model’s statement. Because I do not understand why she would go to that extent. Apart from that, as a man, don’t you have what you like in a girl? If you prefer slim ladies,does that mean fat ladies are bad? For almost four hours, we did not shoot. We were looking for someone who would fit what Tekno Miles wanted,” he said.
TEKNO AS A TOP ARTIST
“If you are a top artiste like Tekno Miles, would you apologise when the lady did not give you audience. It is easier for people to say Tekno did something wrong. But put yourself in his situation. When we sent her details to Tekno, he was not totally sure about using her.”
WHY TEKNO REJECTED THE MODEL
Tekno was not sure of using the model. When she was brought to Tekno, he said he would conclude on the day of the shoot. Therefore, it was not 100 per cent certain that she would play the lead role. She just wanted to make everyone feel that it was about her colour. The simple truth is that her beauty was not the type Tekno was looking for. It does not mean he didn’t see any beauty in her. Tekno had his preference for the shoot. I am sure the girl cannot date all the guys that come her way. She will have her taste as well.”