Musician Akothee’s daughter, Celly is the new face of Nivea and some Kenyans are already faulting the selection process.
The Strathmore University student was nominated alongside other students.
The students were subjected to a week of public voting that ended on Thursday and the winner unveiled on Friday.
After Nivea made the announcement on the official page, some users lamented how unfair the selection was.
One user commented, “Why do I feel like hapa kuna game imechezwa chini ya maji… kuna watu walikua na votes mingi sana kuliko Celly Rue Brown. She is beautiful though!”
Another added, “We all know she didn’t deserve it, but she got it anyway.”
Akothee had been urging fans to vote for her daughter taking advantage of her huge social media following.
She was sharing daily posts reminding her fans to vote for the girl.
Some users who voted commented on Nivea’s page congratulating Celly.
One wrote, “Congrats. Your mum inspired me to vote for you.”
Another added, “Shine like your mother Akothee, congratulations gal!”
The announcement came as Akothee was attending her grandfather’s burial and so by Friday 3pm, she was yet to celebrate her daughter’s win.
Celly however thanked those who voted her writing, “I am sincerely grateful to all who voted for me. Thank you at @niveakenya for this opportunity… thank you.”