Veteran actor, Ramsey Nouah has bemoaned the attitude of his colleagues who spend tons of money on designer dresses to walk the red carpet to their own financial detriment.
He didn’t call out names but he dissed quite a number of them in a chat with ThisDay Magazine.
Running red carpets, for instance, in Hollywood is more of selling designs. In Nigeria, it is more of showing you have money to buy designer wears. Hollywood actresses are the ones who wear most of these designer wears and most times they don’t buy it. They are giving publicity to the brand. But in Nigeria, you see them spend their hard earned money to buy these designer wears to grace the red carpet.
They end up giving publicity to the brand but they don’t see it in that light. They believe they are big boys and big girls. It’s actually a make-believe in the industry to keep the public gushing and excited. But the truth is that you don’t use material things to show-off that you are big, use your works instead.
Hopefully, very soon our designers would see the need to start giving celebrities their works for free. They are actually advertising once they ask the question “Who are you wearing?”