According to celebrity blogger sheifunmi, Omotola Ekeinde actually paid $650,00 to get selected for the TIME 100 most influential persons in the world. I honestly don’t believe this though.
Read his report below:
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An insider who happens to work closely with the most loved actress squealed details about Omotola making 2013 TIME Magazine 100 (Most Influential People in the World) list, stating that the actress paid a whooping sum of 650,000 dollars (which is over a 100 million naira if converted) to get a slot on that list.
Now i donâ€™t know how true this is but i wonâ€™t find it amusing if she paid to make the list. Rich people (especially Nigerians) tend to pay for a lot of things (like Grammy,MTV,Bet award tickets which comes in different packages but the one they mostly go for is the full package with the hotel covered, access to Clive Davidâ€™s pre-grammys party, red carpet, a seat next to a celebrity and after party, Forbes list, etc) to get recognised or live that â€˜party with celebritiesâ€™ lifestyle.
On another note, of all the influential people in this country that are known globally pre-omotola, God can still single you out and perform wonders letting you make â€œTIME 100â€³ + for all the attention and contacts she got i think she is going to make a lot of money from the deal.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think celebrities pay huge sums to get awards and be recognized on popular lists?