By Geoffrey Korio and Kevin Oguoko
The red-carpeted but rather narrow runway in the middle of Le Vans Restaurant was well-lit, last Thursday night. Inside the restaurant were an array of celebrities and hundreds of their fans, all anxious for the kick-off to the much-anticipated ceremony.
The event would see top celebrities get ‘auctioned’ off to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to charity. The idea was noble. The actresses, musicians, models and radio personalities would walk down the runway and have a bidder set a date with them at the highest price.
The first group of celebrities to walk down the runway were the male celebrities, with rapper Rabbit aka Kaka Sungura leading the pack. Their female counterparts, dressed impeccably in attires that left the sizeable male audience ogling.
What’s your Worth?
Being the first off the blocks does not necessarily mean having an amazing show as Rabbit found out. The rapper could only manage a Sh2,200 bid — Sh200 shillings above the minimum bid chopping price.
The same was the case for Lexxy. On seeing how thick things were, Trapee, Kenzo and talented actor Ainea Ojiambo aka OJ opted out.
However, flamboyant lawyer Cliff Ombeta proved to be the ladies charm with his bid going up to Sh7,000. Three bidders battled for him with the price rising from Sh2,100 to Sh3,500 before shooting to Sh7,000.
With that, it was game over and the charmed lady had Cliff all to herself.
Long before his bidding began, Anto Neosoul was already pumping his image wooing the ladies to bid more for him. This certainly paid off when his turn came. A lady from the audience more than doubled a Sh7,000 offer on the table with a Sh15,000 bid. That was Emmy, the events socialite beauty. She got him!