Nigerian model Chika Lann, who was in the news some months ago over her unique hairstyle which she claimed is worth N40m, has kept to her promise of cutting the hair if Nigeria loses to Croatia in their first world cup match.
Sharing a video to confirm that she fulfilled her promise, Chika Lann wrote;
Many people have been daring me to lose my hair… But, I don’t care. I don’t do what people tell me to do. I only loosed it because of my Promise.
I am still Chika Lann with or without the 40M hair.
#boldlady #kingwoman #myhairisworth40m
In a subsequent interview after she went public with her hair’s worth, Chika Lann affirmed that it wasn’t a publicity stunt. Here are excerpts from the interview;
Do you agree that models are poorly paid in Nigeria?
Yes, they are. Take Paris, where I modelled for example, you can live a very comfortable life with the wages you get.
Some people believe that models are ladies of easy virtue? What’s your take on that?
Not all are like that. Of course, in every profession, there would always be bad eggs. However, the shortcomings of a few people should never be used to characterise the profession. It is wrong to say or think that models are of easy virtue. There are so many hard-working models out there.
Many people feel you lied about the cost of your N40m hair. What do you have to say about that?
I am only responsible for what I say and not how people interpret it. It was not a publicity stunt when I said my hair is worth N40 million. I’ll say it again, my hair is worth N40 million and that’s that.
What are some of the unique properties that make the hair so expensive?
That is like asking why the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci is worth so much. If you go to art galleries all over the world, you would find artworks worth millions of dollars. My hair is a work of art; so, there is no big deal about its cost.
Some people say the hair is made from ordinary rubber. Is that true?
Let them say whatever they want to say. I don’t care.
Where did you make the hair?
I have been in the country for over three years, so I make my hair here. But I wouldn’t say how and with whom I made it.
When did you make it?
I have had the hair for a while now. However, it gets professional touches and attention regularly.
Some people felt you could have invested the N40m in business. Why spend so much on hair?
Why can’t I do both? I can invest in my hair and invest in business at the same time. That is exactly what I have done. I believe it is my money and I will spend it how I wish. I would repeat it again that it is a work of art and it is worth N40m.