Tuesday, 23 August 2016

"I knew you were just a child and inmature" - Fredash calls out Kelly B

Only a few years ago in Cameroon, photography was dominated by film cameras, where each and every photograph you took cost money and time to develop. To accumulate 10,000 hours of shooting experience under one's belt was prohibitively expensive, so only those truly dedicated to the craft were able to excel. The divide between the quality of amateur and professional was fairly distinct.

Fast forward to today, in Cameroon, photographers can now take thousands of pictures without ever incurring any additional cost, making quality photography more accessible than ever before. Also, with digital photography, feedback about a photo is instantaneous, which only serves to accelerate the learning curve. This has led to a significant increase in the number of photographers locally.

It seems like the quest by these photographers to dominate the already saturated photography market in Cameroon has let to bad blood between Alfred Nemfor aka Fredash and Kelly B Achu of Kelly B photo

The CEO of Fredash Modeling Agency and Founder of Fredash International Annual Fashion Avenue (FIAFA), called out Kelly B in whatsapp group this morning. According to Fredash, Kelly B has been going around telling people that he thought him (Fredash) photography. The following is what he wrote below...

"Hello, it's with due respect I bring this here today, am sure u guys realize I hardly talk here. As a matter of fact, am talking to kelly b, it's been like over a year that u have been calling my name left and right but I ignored it coz I knew u were just a child and Inmature. U go around telling people how na u teach me photography and so on. I have had enough of this ur shit. I remember in 2013 how u came running behind me, asking me to teach u photography which I did. I remember how excited u were until u took my camera going round town with it. U said, we worked 2geda. When was that? Was it when I was doing miss west Africa 2013 and called u in to help carry lights and other logistics? *THIS IS NO BEEF* coz I don't have time for that. I have a company and family to run. I'm just making things clear coz it's too much. Everything I have today is from my pocket ok, I don't wait for my mum or dad to do it for me like u do ya. I started photography in 2004. I'm sure by then you were still in Lycee Molyko. If I hear ma name from ur mouth, I go hold u na for malingo."

Is this really necessary? Kelly B hasn't publicly addressed or commented on the brouhaha yet. Let's join the pettiness KB readers, who do you think is a better photographer: Fredash or Kelly B? 


23 comments:

  1. N.a. which kind childishness this nor? What did I just waste my previous 3mins reading? Smh
    Just listen to him lol. And he claims he is not into childish talks bla bla bla.
    Whatever Kelly B did this is so childish!

    Kiki your hand information n.a. grand!

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  2. In 30 mins dis go be na big news cameroonians dem go hot den cold back like the vicky incident. Wehhhhh mon beau pays

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  3. Both of dem are childish and idle massa! To imagine he took time to address such an issue makes him more childish abeg.

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  4. Shit, rubbish, absolute nonsense. Make we so wona degree dem in photography as professional photographers. I no Di first see any difference in the photos some of you so called photographers take and the ones I take with ma phone. People just want to be famous for no reason. Some pple try acting ei don pass dem, them say them be fotografas now. Smh

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  5. Looks at these fools. Two amateurs trying to be famous. Penjo Baba is the man, he understands the business side of it more than any photographer i know in Cameroon. While the kids are trying to be famous, he is laughing his way to the bank. This dorty Freddash should grow up massa and stop sleeping with underage girls in the name of modeling.

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  6. I do not think they are passionate about photography, but they are all surely doing it for fame. Photographers are like serious artists, always busy and thinking of what to create next, what newest thing to bring into their works.

    A true photographer/Entrepreneur does not have to even get jealous of another because being that creative, you create your own style and stay unique to your craft, all you do is to upgrade more and more. But all of these talks I did this I did that, but without anything good from both of them, they are simply violating the profession.

    Comments here should not spark any fire guys, but make them with others learn some manners and attitudes. It is not how much you talk that makes you good in your career, but how much efforts and passion you put in what you do makes you best. I think Fredash if at all a photographer since 2004 as he said should have chilled and ignore such talks, because him talking all these makes him so mean.

    As for the other guy Kelly B, he is still growing, because he just started in the profession, and if he choses that path of bragging by calling others names, then I believe he's more not yet into any creative field, but excitement. Both of them simply need to chill and grow.

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  7. All u guys who are insilting should rather shut your motherfucking mouths becuz u dont really know the real dhit going on so u guys better shut the fuck up

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  8. How this take concern me??? Madam Kiki is that how to solve a fight by putting it up on your blog to gain views???Just wasted 3 minutes of my time tsuipsss..

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  9. Ask how many Photographers have survived since 2004. If Fredash is still waxing strong in the Business, he sure has bn doing something right. Freddash started as a camera man with a desk in UB. Today he owns the biggest photo studio in Buea. He is promoter of one of the biggest fashion shows in Cameroon, FIAFA. He was an Invitee on the African Fashion Week in Lagos. So when you say only Penjo is doing the business right, you're comparing plums and oranges. Each of them is successful in their own right. Now, was Fredash supposed to Slam Kelly B? Was it childish? I'd answer that question with a question: do you know what Jesus did when the Israelites desecrated the temple? Was Jesus right? Was he childish for beating up people who rubbed mud on his fathers temple? Was freddash childish or wrong for calling out somebody who repeatedly rubbed mud on his over 12 years of self made success and hard work? Think before you come spewing rubbish here. Kelly B is doing his thing. I respect his hustle. But credit should be given where it is due without rubbing other people in Mud. And this anonymous sef... abeg check ya English ya. Ei di hot ma head.

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  10. This Anonymous though, hahahaha he fights and reconciles with himself all the time.Annonymous,the most active KB fan hahahahah

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  11. this is the height of insensitivity ..someone a Company to run won't indulge in sensitive and childish talks around . for me this dude is the childish one .

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  12. but why person go post this thing for internet !
    childishness is a loop.

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  13. Some childish idiots .this is the only thing Cameroonians know. Be fighting over who knows photography best .if them call photographers wona Co comot ?

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  14. Kiki too seems not to have enough info to blog on .any small thin for quarter u Co take came put for blog .small time a no Co di read this ur rubbish thin them .weti be photographer sef

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    1. shut up ya mop tchwiieep

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    2. John Miller u no get no small sense, say weti be photography sef

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  15. This Fredash of a guy is very childish. I dont support Kelly B though but Fredash is so matured to act as such. He claims he started since 2004. What has he archieved since then? using people's kids for sex in the name of modeling just to give them a free photoshoot with no sense of art in it.I pity all those girls opening their legs wide for him.At his age he has no fiance nor a kid.He goes about running erands for big men in town giving girls to them for sex n gettx paid. God is watching.

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    1. Hahahahaha Im dead.Ive always known this about him.Photographer celebs

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