Reality TV star and former Big BrotherNaija housemate Vee and Zeena & Zara Limited, a clothing brand, have slammed each other on Instagram over a failed contract.
The quarrel started on Tuesday after the reality TV star took to her instastories to dissociate herself from the brand.
“I am no longer associated with Zeena and Zara brand, regard every image by me shared by them as false advertising and only do business with them at your prerogative,” she wrote.
The reality Tv star cum singer revealed that Happiness Adebayo, Zeena & Zara Limited’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), reached out to her about the deal which was expected to last for six months.
She claimed that a few days after the contract began, the company’s CEO described her as “someone difficult to work with,”
The singer said Zeena & Zara CEO asked her to use one of her hair which is another brand of hers during the photoshoot which she obliged at first, but she didn’t use the hair during her next shoot, so the CEO said she is difficult to work with and that she always have a very good personal relationship with her brand ambassadors. This Vee was not willing to do, thereafter, the company demanded for a refund.
Vee said that her team had originally paid back two out of the initial N2.5 million — part payment made by the company — but an extra N500,000 was subtracted by her management.
She also said that they were still in the contract termination process when the company started sending out the information to blogs for publication against her.
However, Vee threatened legal action against the company, noting that her lawyer has already sent an email to them.
In reaction in a series of posts, the company slammed Vee and accused her of not keeping to her end of the deal.
The company asked Vee to pay the balance of N1.9 million debt she is allegedly owing before considering termination of the contract.
Zeena & Zara replied, “Apparently Vee paid 2million out of the 2.5m she was given for the deal she refused to honor.
“However, the shoot including the items she took cost about 1.4 million not paying back.
“I mean, how can you sign a contract then refused to comply by posting the shoot done after which you decided to delete the picture of the contract signing.
“I believe we all understand what that means so since you couldn’t fulfill your end of the bargain, we decided to send her manager a mail to terminate the contract after 48 hours without response.
“Now she refused to pay for the loss incurred for the shoot, not forgetting that she made away with items worth 400k including the 500k balance from the ambassadorial deal payment, all tuning to about a total of 1.9million.
“Since she is not willing to pay for the loss incurred and the outstanding, the brand decided to use the content from the shoot done so as to minimize the loss incurred.
“Veeiye, please note that since you have refused to complete the Venicending, the Zeena & Zara brand will use all the content done on the shoot.
“This was discussed but you insisted on not paying, in case you change your mind, kindly pay up then the content will be taken down from our page. Thank you.”
Vee was one of season 5 Big Brother Naija housemates, the Lockdown edition.