Veekee James Weighs In on Nana Addo’s AMVCA Issue: “If U Hear Do You Want Money or Tag, Run Away”

Veekee James Weighs In on Nana Addo’s AMVCA Issue: “If U Hear Do You Want Money or Tag, Run Away”

  • Nigerian fashion designer Veekee James has got people talking online with her contribution to the viral conversation surrounding Nana Addo and her stylist, Ezinne
  • In a post shared on her page, Veekee James gave four important pieces of advice to upcoming fashion designers on how to deal with celebrities and maintain a balance
  • She noted that young fashion designers must not always be desperate for fame through celebrities and must avoid some of them like they're a plague
  • Osas Ighodaro hails Veekee James talks about her talents as a fashion designer and why she enjoys working with her

Nigerian fashion designer Veekee James has sparked emotions online with some comments she shared on her page on how to grow as a stylist.

Veekee James, Swanky Jerry and Toyin Lawani are regarded as some of the best fashion designers in Nigeria.

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Veekee James weighs in on Nana Akua Addo's AMVCA dress saga with Ezinne
Popular designer Veekee James weighs in on Nana Akua-Addo's issue with a young Nigerian stylist who called her out. Photo credit: @veekeejames/@nanaakuaddo
Source: Instagram

Hours after Toyin Lawani shared her thoughts about the altercation between Ghanaian fashion icon Nana Addo and her stylist, Ezinne, who called her out, Veekee James joined the conversation.

Veekee James shares how to deal with celebrities

In her viral post, Veekee James noted that once a celebrity reaches out to you as a fashion designer and uses the phrase "Do you want money or I tag you?" run away.

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She noted that such people were unwilling to help your career grow and were very dangerous to work with.

Veekee also advised up-and-coming fashion designers not to be too desperate about getting paid all the time. She noted that some celebs would help a designer's career more if they collaborated with them instead of just wanting to get paid for their services.

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The fashion designer also spoke about bringing fresh ideas to the table and not allowing celebrities to use them as their personal tailors.

See Veekee James' advice to young designers below:

Comments trail Veekee James' post to designers

Here are some of the comments that trailed Veekee James' reaction to Nana Addo's quarrel with her stylist:


"What works for vee might not work for you. Digest with wisdom."


"That no man will be able to say “they made me!” A mantra I will forever live by. God is my source, men and women are channels. Channels close and opens and God is always in charge. Now your worth, collaborate but on a mutual ground. Let God do only what he can do."


"Same thing goes to makeup artists too!! Thank you for this."


"The same celebrities who refuse to tag you will use their money to buy from high end brands and tag them 1 Million times thinking they’re doing you a favor by patronizing you and tagging you! God is the lifter of men."

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"Aww Veekee James couldn’t have said this any better, God is the lifter of man and trying to take His place would weary you out."


"Flesh and man did not reveal this to you o."

"Don’t be desperate to be known through anyone except God! This advice is for all business person in various industry."


"Very solid values and mindset and can totally be applied to various industries. Thanks for sharing."


"Spot on!!!!!! I always say this."

"I'm Veekee's perfect muse" - Osas Ighodaro

Amidst the recent dress scandal between Nana Addo and her fashion designer. Veekee James came out to share her thoughts on how young stylists could handle working with celebs. reached out to Osas Ighodaro who shares her experience working with Veekee James and why she has been the one styling her for the AMVCA since 2022.

"Sincerely I am just a muse. Most of the time I just put on whatever, Veekee makes for me. She's a fantastic designer. She takes her time to understand you as a person and she would put you in the perfect dress that works for you. We've worked together since 2022 and I have won the best dressed twice. It is not just a coincidence."

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10 reasons why Veekee James chose Femi

Meanwhile, recalls reporting a video Veekee James posted online where she revealed ten reasons why she chose to spend the rest of her life with Femi.

She spoke about some of the innate traits of her husband and why he is so special to her.

This video came days after Veekee James's wedding, which was the talk of the town for days across several social media platforms.

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