A Nigerian Photographer has taken to his Twitter page to call out Nigerian singer Burna Boy over alleged Intellectual theft.
According to man identified as @webgod30 on the platform he shared a similar picture in 2019 and he was convinced Burna Boy stole the idea for his album cover which was release in August 2020.
Sharing photo above, he wrote
Remember this my Picture from 2019? That’s how @burnaboy went to copy and use it for #TWICEASTALL in 2020.
I cry out On behalf of my other brothers who cry that their ideas are being stolen.
This intellectual property theft is paining my lungs.
#BurnaBoy must pay me damages
— TheMouthPiss (@webgod30) September 1, 2020
While reacting to his accusation, many social media users faulted his claims saying there was nothing spectacular about that pose and anyone could take that kind of shot.
One user wrote:
Must pay me for damages
Face with rolling eyes
why don’t you steal it from his account?
Its like you hit your head on something very strong,
Finally we have notice you, enjoy your fame, but if I was Burna, it won’t end here, I’m suing the whole of your generation, even the dead ones, Palapala
A user identified as @iamwizcraft wrote that the pose has been in existence for years and it was even used in a 1954 Godzilla movie
So now you are claiming that you are the creator of this generic pose from 1954 Godzilla and you want to claim it in 2020? FYI: burna issa cartoonist and he has a very vast creative mind which you’ll find in his music and album art which he composed, drew and textured by self.” he wrote