By BENJAMIN NJOKU
Against the backdrop of earlier reports that actress Nadia Buari has rejected a juicy $75,000 endorsement deal from French cosmetic company, Avant Claire Grande, because they deal in skin bleaching product, facts has emerged that Nadia turned down the deal for a different reason than what was reported earlier.
It was reported last weekend that the pretty actress has rejected a whopping $75,000 deal from Avante Grande because she is against bleaching and product she was supposed to market is a skin bleaching product.
Nadia was said to have called off the signing at a board meeting in Paris after discovering the Claire product contained compounds of hydroquinone (a chemical used for skin whitening and bleaching).
The story was contained in a press statement released by Nadia’s PR but according to General Manager of Avant Claire Grande Afrique, Christopher Owen, the award-winning actress did not reject the offer because it was a bleaching product but, she rather wanted $75,000 instead of the $60,000 they were willing to offer her as a brand ambassador.
Owen said, he has come out to refute rumours concerning the $75,000 endorsement deal rejected by Nadia Buari as speculated in many quarters.
He said, his company offered the actress they chose out of many a total sum of $60,000 which she turned down after Avant declined a $15,000 raise she and her management requested for during negotiations, adding that Nadia’s refusal had nothing to do with the said bleaching chemicals.
According to Owen, his company is still interested in penning Nadia Buari because her brand remains relevant and is in demand by the market.