US-based Nigerian comedienne, now a lecturer in the United States of America, Helen Paul has disclosed that she was advised to invoke series of scandals in order to gain popularity and stay relevant in the industry.
During an Instagram live session with the Punch Newspaper, Helen Paul talked about how and when she entered the industry. She disclosed how she met a manager who used to manage some female artists. She said the manager advised her to create two scandals so that she might get a lot of followers on social media.
I once told someone that I really loved his work and that I would like to work with him. I had seen him manage two female artists successfully. However, his response was, “Helen, if I am going to work with you, you may not like my pattern. We may have to create one or two scandals for you so that the crowd can ‘follow’ you’. I then asked him what type of scandals he meant.
He told me to check up on people that had about 10 million followers (on social media). He also stated that the scandal could be a divorce or any other controversial issue. He said that when I did that, I would get (more) followers.
He also stated that after some time, I should begin doing charitable acts that would cover up any unpleasant thing I had done. He felt that the most important thing was to have many followers.
There is a lot of manipulation out there and sometimes, one could be tempted to consider doing those things. Sometimes, I am tempted to post (on social media) some of the materials possessions I have acquired. But, I am blessed to have people that call me to order. So, I am not able to show off, and that could be painful too.”