Vera Sidika has cleared the air of rumours of her being broke and reason why she reverted to her former skin colour.
After the Kenyan socialite revealed that she was done with being fair, critics suggested that she was broke and couldn’t explain the high cost of maintaining a fair skin.
Speaking on Clouds FM, she revealed her source of wealth as she not only owns a sprawling mansion in an urban neighborhood in Kenya, but also a Range Rover.
“Some (people) claimed that I was broke so I couldn’t afford to maintain myself, I have businesses honey so I am good…It was a one-off thing (the skin lightening procedure) so people who are saying that I’m broke maybe think that I get to do this every day but it’s not the case.”
The Kenyan socialite revealed that she makes money from club appearances, her detox tea Veetox and the Vera Sidika Beauty Parlour she has been running for a year now.
“Making club appearances is a side hustle, I also have Veetox and a beauty Parlour. Veetox is really big because I have no competition. Veetox gets sold out every other time and I don’t even push it as much because it markets itself through word of mouth. I sell it not only in Kenya but other parts of Africa. I have in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria and I’m getting into Ghana soon,” Vera said.
“When I’m in Kenya, my club appearance fee is different from Tanzania, Uganda or going to China or Malaysia or even the USA. Because when I travel to America to host an event I consider it’s like 25-hour flight, so that’s like a whole day wasted, then you just won’t just do the club appearance and leave you have to rest for like 3 days. International shows are more expensive. My international fee is from 6,000 dollars (Ksh600, 000) upwards, the promoter purchases a first class ticket and books me into a 5-star hotel. When it’s a show in East Africa I am a bit more flexible since it’s about an hour’s flight so I charge at least 3,000 dollars and locally in Nairobi I charge 2,000 dollars,” she told Clouds FM.