Just a week after the Senegalese-born R&B star, Akon got into the controversy of polygamous advice for Americans, he is currently embroiled in a row over the issue of suitability of dark-skinned models for a musical video involving him and a Nigerian star, WixKid (real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun).
According to local reports from Ghana, models in the country chosen by agencies to feature in Akon and WizKid video have been rejected by the two artistes “because the girls are too dark skinned for the taste of the production crew”.
While the side of Akon and WizKid to the story remains conspicuously missing, it sounds ridiculous that in the age of digital imaging, filmmaking or video technology cannot take care of such challenges like models’ skin pigmentation. C’mon Ghanaian video crew and rumour-mongers! Sudan-born model, Alek Wek and her photographers must not hear this!