Kenya’s favourite boy band Sauti Sol is receiving praise from their fans who have applauded them for terminating a contract with a certain production company for allegedly using female models and video vixens.
The production company allegedly asked models and video vixens to apply to be in a video shoot for Sauti Sol’s next song which was to be shot today 5th February 2018.
The ‘Successful’ applicants were however slapped with an email saying the production company has not budgeted for the models but would provide transport, food and exposure.
“For this particular video we do not have a budget for the models. However we will provide money for transport and food on the day of the shoot and we believe this could open many doors for you.” the email read in part.
Sauti sol through their social media accounts issued a statement saying they do not condone the exposure talk and that all the models who appear in their videos should be paid.
“We have been made aware of an email asking models to appear in a Sauti Sol dance video production without compensation. we believe in fair compensation for all work in the entertainment industry and do not condone the ‘exposue’ speak. needless to say we have terminated our contract with the production company involved and apologise for this misunderstanding.” wrote sauti sol.
The email gave rise to many complaints by video vixens who claimed Kenyan artists use them for their videos and only offer them food and transport.
Some even claimed artistes only give them water and the ‘exposure’ talk claiming they are also struggling and do not have the money.