Paul Gambit Reveals Why Tekno Dropped Dark Skin Model From His Shoot


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Paul Gambit, a renown music video director has come out to set the record straight regarding the controversy involving a dark skinned model and singer Tekno.

The model,  Quinbeee, had in an Instagram post accused the Pana singer of discriminating against her due to the colour of her skin instead choosing to go with a lighter skinned girl for his music video.

This led to a lot of backlash as many called out Tekno for this supposed discriminatory behaviour. Tekno did not offer a response or an explanation.

However, Paul Gambit has. In an interview Sunday Scoop, said that her skin colour was not the issue but that the model had just wanted a stick with which to beat Tekno with.

He said; “They say customers are always right. I cast someone for a role but the executive producer said she didn’t 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. I understand how she felt and we tried to talk about it.”

Speaking on how models get rejected all the time and never complain as they understand that it’s just part of the job, he said; “I think it was her first experience because video vixens get rejected regularly but they don’t call out the artistes involved. Tekno and I have kept quiet about it, but to be honest with you, it was never about the clour of her skin. I was sad about the statement because I didn’t understand why she would go to that extent. 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 didn’t shoot because we were looking for someone who would fit what Tekno wanted,

He added that Tekno didn’t apologise or beg her; “If you are a top artiste like Tekno, would you apologise when the lady didn’t give you audience. It is easier for people to say Tekno did something wrong until you put yourself in his situation. When we sent her details to Tekno, he was not totally sure about using her. He said he would conclude on the day of the shoot; so, 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 doesn’t 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.”







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