Tik Tok queen Azziad Nasenya, has locked horns with singer Vivian while trying to promote her new song with Stivo Simple Boy “Simpo Simpo.”
The singer was angry after Azziad, who commands a huge following in the new social media platform, demanded she first pays if she wants her song promoted on the platform.
Speaking to Jamal Gaddafi in a virtual interview on social media, Vivian went on to point out that Azziad shouldn’t be charging her because she’s still very young in the business.
“Kuna influencer at the moment anavuma sana pale TikTok and tulimuongelesha tukamuuliza kama anaweza share hii song yangu na Simple Boy na akasema lazima tumlipe. I was a little bit surprised because amekuja sahizi na song yangu inafanya poa already,” said Vivian in the interview.
Masses are tired of the commonly adopted stereotype that before your star shines, you need exposure and if you can offer it for free, then the better.
A phrase that has been used on those green in the field or those upcoming talents and that has become one too many an abused statement in the public sphere by the ‘seniors’ against their ‘juniors’.
According to Vivian if the producer, cameramen & director had joined the industry recently their song with Simple Boy wouldn't have costed them anything. Marketing is also a very key part in business
— Felix Agola (Mr President) (@FelixAgola) August 28, 2020
The time for that is probably gone and with the age of the Internet any skill can be self-taught and sharped through maximum Internet use. Azziad Nasenya has become a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry, one of the most sought after young influencer and personality the country has birthed.
The comments brought about mixed reactions as some Kenyans wondered why Vivian wants the star to promote her stuff for free. Others said Azziad she should have posted the song because she’s promoting the industry.
@viviankenya if @AzziadNasenyaasked you to go perform at her function, would you do it for free?
The Fusionist @Wahshdj Haiya! Kwani how long is a creative supposed to “stay” in the industry before they start getting paid? Am blown!
@herine_lando I don’t know how the content creation world works but I would say get paid for what you create and promote. But also on the other hand don’t feel you are too big not to give a hand to someone who contributed to your success. What goes round must come around. My opinion.
The entitlement some celeb "gatekeepers" have is astounding. Vivian expected Azziad to promote her song with Stivo Simple Boy for FREE. Producer, cameramen & director were paid lakini marketing & dancing ikuwe free? Why? It's #Azziad's job.
Diani Atwoli Ruto Safaricom Deep State pic.twitter.com/XpnoTSgTZ8
— Murugi🇰🇪 (@MonroseMurugi) August 28, 2020
Vivian should keep it in her mind that manipulation is uncooth, absurd and selfishness. She can still use other marketing strategies rather than manipulating a young and upcoming lady trying to make a living (#azziad) shame on you #Vivian !!😒😒😞😞😤😤😥😥😥 pic.twitter.com/0frZTPRcNn
— MAROKO💯 (@antonybrians2) August 28, 2020
..i stand with #Azziad on this #Vivian issue.. 1 timothy 4: 12 let no one despise you because of your youth.. yours is an adt and it needs to pay bills no one knows how much it cost you to build it. Value yourself
— The People's Clerk (@Mkuu_Raww) August 28, 2020
Daaamn Vivian has audacity like why does she want to benefit at the expense of Azziad? Kwani Azziad halipii Faiba/ Wifi? First of all Azziad needs to be paid for her energy and time! Vivian is soo much entitled and this is manipulation #Vivian #azziad pic.twitter.com/S2gkhA6SCh
— Mbathi 🇰🇪 (@_Mbathi_) August 28, 2020
Surprisingly, several top entertainers were not also happy about Azziad request for payment. The clash comes barely a month after Azzaid shared her rate card for those looking to advertise in her social media channels.
Azziad was charging as much as Sh100,000 for a Tiktok video and Sh50,000 for a live video on the same platform.
In addition, an advertiser will be required to pay Sh100,000, Sh50,000 and another Sh50,000 for Instagram Feed, Instagram story and Instagram Live respectively.
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