By Ayo Onikoyi
Vixens are supposed to be female foxes – bad-tempered female foxes. But this collection of girls who make a living from dancing in musical videos are anything but female foxes.
They are beautiful, sexy, and probably endowed with enough skills to provide the audience with entertainment.
As often as they are seen, and as raunchy and passionate as they appear, they do not rank in the same category as the music stars for whom they dance, at least, not by their bank account balances.
Showtime investigations show that an average video vixen or music video model earns a paltry 20-50 thousand naira. Those that are on the upper scale of the trade might come off with about N100,000, after a scrappy haggling.
Still, there are those that rate higher, whose fees even run into millions. But those ones are not professional video vixens. They are established stars who have made names from other areas of entertainment. They are called guest stars, not video vixens as many think. Some of these big stars are:
*Cynthia Cinci Ezekiels:
She has done musical videos with virtually all the top artistes, both locally and internationally. She has worked with Brandy, Mario, Chris Brown, Mary J Blige, Fat Joe, Tuface Idibia, D’banj, P-square, J. Martins, Iyanya, Timaya, Terry G ,VIP of Ghana, Omawumi, May D, Samklef, Burna Boy, Olamide, and so many others. She was the luscious face in Tuface Idibia’s ‘Iheneme’. She rates between N50,000 and N100,000.
This is a top rated video vixen who has
done everything from modelling to acting. She now owns her blog, ‘Mimi Ubini Blog,’ fast becoming a reference point in entertainment blogging. Beautiful, with a forget-me-not eyes, she featured in Brymo’s ‘Ara’ and ‘Playboy’ by Playboy. She rates between N50,000 and N100,000.
She is sassy and classy. She is a well-known video vixen locally and internationally. One will remember her enchanting presence in ‘Feel Alright’, a video by Ice Prince featuring Davido. She rates between N50,000 and N100,000.
This Big Brother Africa Housemate girl has been a video vixen long before she tried her hand in the Big Brother Africa. Liberated and free-spirited, we have all seen what Beverly can do. She was the vixen in Ice Prince’s ‘Oleku’. She rates just a little higher, between N50,000 and N120,000.
Carphee has a beauty that oozes sexiness
that could get a priest in a twist. Lively and luxuriantly effervescent, Carphee dazzled in Durella’s ‘Club Rock’. She rates between N50,000 and N80,000.
*Lovette Shade Awode
Lovette is beautiful, chic and sophisticated. One of her prominent videos include Wande Coal’s ‘Bumber to Bumber’, and Duncan Mighty’s ‘Obianuju and Adanma’ video. She rates between N50,000 and N80,000.
Her name is Venita Akpofure, also known as Veezee Baybey. She brought her beauty and style to bare in Skales’ Mukulu video, IceBerg Slim’s ‘Too Much money’, Hakeen da Dream’s ‘Scoobi Doo.’ She charges between N50,000 and N80,000.
Mercy Isop is a pretty face that has brought her knock-out effect on many videos. She is a face that could simply lure any man to watch a video. She was the face of love in Olamide’s ‘Stupid Love.’ Her fee is between N40,000 and N80,000.
Sexy and endowed Anthonia has done a number of videos. One of her most prominent ones are Artquake’s ‘Oti ganpa.’
She rates between N40,000 and N80,000.