Because we’re all likers of things, most of us would agree that a bonus in July would be good. (Well, if you’re lucky enough to get a bonus at all) And with the Durban July around the corner, you can bet all likers of things are getting out their wallets.
While some personalities get things for free – flights, accommodation and dresses – poor Skolopad has learnt the hard way that not everything is for free and you’ve got to spend your own guap if you really want something.
She didn’t get offered anything for free and it’s ended up being a really expensive exercise.
Skolopad told TshisaLIVE that everything screamed expensive so much that she reconsidered the whole “partying like a celeb” thing.
The entertainer said she thought that being a celeb meant that she would be getting everything for free, until she woke up to a different reality when she claims a hotel hiked up its price when they saw she was a celeb.
Although she refused to name the hotel, she told TshisaLIVE that the hotel had originally said the price was R850 per night when she booked it under her real name, but it quickly went up to R1500 when they knew it was Skolopad.
She said she realised that even the R850 would put her budget in jeopardy, so she decided that she’ll shack up with a friend for the weekend.
Skolopad also promised no “special” red carpet moment as she would be wearing her “R5” dress anyway and instead of the luxury car, she’ll pull in in her “lil VW”.
“Being Skolopad is expensive but it should be cheaper because my appearance increases their publicity. I think other people are paid or even sponsored to give them that kind of publicity. So this year, I’m going as a normal person in my R5 dress. I’m tired of being used.”
Ai mara Skollie though. Maybe the price went up because it’s a busy weekend?
Nothing is free in this industry unless you are squad Bonang, Pearl Thusi, AKA and Somizi.