A recent post was released by hottcrunch.blogspot.com making serious allegations about Strut It Afrika. What was presented was nothing new in the fashion industry across the world. The usual model agency charging aspiring models to join whilst doing nothing for them.
However, by the claims, the profits Strut It Afrika is making from Kenya’s hopefuls was at an extraordinary large amount. The post which can be seen here stated that the brand was run by a Ugandan named Rnaze Mukibi who was seeking refuge in Kenya and was scamming Kenyan girls as a means to financial gains.
The blog took into consideration the high numbers that attend the Strut It Afrika auditions, at which all applicants/entrants are obligated to pay a whopping $100. At the consideration that 700 hopefuls were selected from the auditions one can calculate how much the organizers made.
A reply statement was posted by the Strut It Afrika team on their facebook in response to these allegations denying them with their reasons. Unfortunately, that facebook post was deleted and therefore the attributes to their denial can not be published here.
From this end we can never really confirm which side is right, the hottcrunch blog also presented the article with various typing mistakes, and according to what we recall from the Strut It Afrika delete facebook post, some facts the hottcrunch blog posted were proven wrong. And there is also the fact for consideration that sometimes these allegations are competition related.
Nevertheless, there is one simple underlying factor here which as a former model agent I can simply point out. Models need to start checking the achievements of these agencies before you part with your money. Stop asking the agents and start asking their former models about their experiences. Feel free to check out our model guide sector in our forums.