Controversial Rapper Speed Darlington Claims Wealthy Men are Beardless

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Controversial Nigerian rapper, Speed Darlington, also known as Darlington Okoye, recently made a bold statement claiming that wealthy men are often without beards.


During an Instagram live session with fans, the singer asserted that bearded men are rarely rich, pointing out that billionaires and presidents of powerful nations are typically beardless.

He emphasized that facial hair is globally associated with poverty and mentioned that even African billionaires like Femi Otedola and Aliko Dangote don’t have facial hair.

Moreover, he highlighted the absence of facial hair among American billionaires and powerful presidents with strong armies, suggesting that money and facial hair have no correlation.

The Value of Being a Celebrity: Speed Darlington’s Perspective

On another note, Speed Darlington expressed his belief that he deserves to be paid for being a celebrity.

This statement follows a recent incident where the rapper faced criticism from fans for requesting payment of N5,000 before hugging or taking pictures with them.

In an interview on The Honest Bunch podcast, hosted by media personality Nedu, Speed Darlington stood by his claim that he should be compensated for his status as a celebrity.


However, Nedu countered his argument, stating that without the love and support of fans, he wouldn’t have achieved celebrity status.

Speed Darlington’s Response: The Relationship Between Love and Fame

In response to Nedu’s counterargument, Speed Darlington refuted the notion that love alone leads to celebrity status.

He questioned what generates that love and posed the question of why fans wouldn’t hug a madman on the street.

His remark implies that being a celebrity goes beyond the mere adoration of fans and involves unique qualities or talents that set individuals apart.

By challenging the idea that love alone determines celebrity status, Speed Darlington expresses his belief that he should be compensated for the value he brings to his fans and the entertainment industry.


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