What was expected to be a top-of-the-line exclusive extravagant party last weekend turned out to be a half-baked show after trending South African celebrity, Boitumelo Thulo aka Boity, pulled a no-show and only notified organisers of her absence at the last hour too late.
Dubbed the V-Lifestyle mansion party, revelers were braced for a mega-treat and brushing shoulders with the sassy actress and TV presenter topped by the radioactive presence of Minnie Dlamini Jones.
The venue had been kept secret until the last minute when word doing the rounds had it that it got pinned for Con Fab.
The catch-word was all about partying like a star with first class treatment laced by a touch of glam and although the event was not an out-and-out flop, but Boity’s absence left an awkward dent.
Speaking to Vibe, event organiser, Olive Entertainment’s Julia Kadhikwa said Boity’s management, “Decided to do another booking knowing everything this side was paid off.”
Boity’s people then made an absurd request that she pays for an extra private jet for a “quickie” before she could sneak back to her SA base
“Boity hasn’t shown up not coz of anything that had to do with Olive Entertainment. We did our part, she was paid ages ago in full, flights booked and so on,” said Olive Entertainment which disclosed paying off N$20 000 to the agency.
Seemingly reflecting a glimpse of frustration at the unprofessional manner the show was handled on the South African side, Olive Entertainment wished luck on whoever the promoter will intend to book her next time if there be any.
Olive Entertainment was also handed the option of having to book the event for another date, one which they turned down and the show had to go on.
“There was no way I was going to charter for a private jet, on top of what I’ve already paid and they tell me last min. My only solution was It’s “ok”. Nothing can do they should just refund me!”
“Once more, I just want to thank Minnie Dlamini. I can imagine if there was no Minnie, whole event was gon look like a lie coz of some unprofessionalism. My brand and reputation and trust and sponsors,” said a visibly irate Julia.
Meanwhile, Boity’s camp has described the sudden turn of events as having come by “Unforeseen circumstances beyond our control,” saying they were sincere in their apology for the “inconvenience this may have caused”.
“Boity is very excited about travelling to Namibia for the event but unfortunately this date clashes with a personal commitment she can’t miss,” said the camp’s director who identified self only as Amaru Da Costa.