Caroline Danjuma says producers of the Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) couldn’t afford her.
The actress, who took part in the reality show, spoke about spending her own money during the production.
“I will speak for myself. I wasn’t [paid]. I don’t know about other actresses and their contracts. But, for me, I was told I could not be afforded. They were going to give me an honorarium which had to do with my styling,” she said.
“And that was it. No royalties, nothing. No payment. I spent at least N20 million to N30 million of my own money buying new designer things. Things I hate to do. I paid for more in terms of styling just for everything to work out.”
I Wasn’t Paid For My Time At #RHOLagos Because The Organisers Said They Couldn’t Affford Me, So It Was Honorary, No Royalties!
I Spent 30 Million Naira From My Pocket On My Outfits And Preparations For The Show.#CarolynaHutchings 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/WkR0WY9rO3
— Chimmiee 🦩 (@ChimmieeHQ) May 22, 2022
RHOLagos is the 16th international version of the popular reality show format distributed internationally by NBC Universal Formats, a part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
It is the third of its kind in the show franchise to be adopted in Africa.
The show follows the celebrity lives of Iyabo Ojo, Toyin Lawani, Laura Ikeji, Miriam Timmer, Chioma Goodhair, and Danjuma.
Showmax, the streaming service, partnered with Livespot360, a creative solutions firm, for the production of the show.
“We’ve always known that we need more diversity in the entertainment properties and formats produced here in Nigeria, and RHOLagos is a great starting point,” Dare Art Alade, founder of Livespot360, had said.
“We believe that Showmax is an innovative African brand that understands what the consumers in this market yearn for and the team at Showmax are willing to take calculated risks with their content properties.”
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