Former Big Brother Africa winner and actor, Uti Nwachuku, has slammed Ghanaian content creator, Wesley Kesse for stealing his artistic birthday photoshoot concept ‘in broad daylight,’ without attributing credit.
Wesley, posted the image on the photo-sharing app, Instagram, yesterday, April 19, 2023, in his quest to celebrate his 30th birthday amid a pleasure-filled trip to the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar.
In an Instagram post with both visuals juxtaposed, Uti revealed that the original concept’s photographer is livid about the unscrupulous use of her creative idea without credit and contemplating suing Wesley Kesse in a legal showdown.
“I’m all about inspiration 100 per cent… But as a fellow creative, @wesleykessegh U should know better naaa🧐 Come on bro,” he indicated
Uti also shamed Ghanaian stylist, Osei Kwaku Esq and photo studio, Image Studios as accessories to the theft of the intellectual concept.
His post has been met with mixed reactions on Instagram with several netizens arguing that the idea isn’t original or trademarked by him whiles others believe that content creators should be transparent and honest about where their inspirations come from.
“I’m sure this picture was discovered on Pinterest. But your photographer go say e be e own hard work! We live to see,” a user suggested.
Another wrote, “you lead they follow”
A fan opined, “Let me understand, on what grounds would you sue? You didn’t trademark your picture an.”
As of this report, Wesley Kesse was yet to officially respond to the public shaming by the Nigerian socialite.
Read the full rant below
At first, I laughed 😄. Cos what in da ‘what I ordered’ is this ? THE ALACRITY 🤯😩😄
But it’s easy to Laugh when it’s not your sweat and brain power that has been preyed on. My Photographer @idaraadiakpan_ /@sbdstudios_ is Livid ! THIS WAS ALL HER IDEA ooo ! I was just her muse. IT WAS HER GIFT TO ME FOR MY 40th! CHALEEEE THIS IS PART OF HER LIFE’S WORK.
I’m all about inspiration 100 percent … But as a fellow creative, @wesleykessegh U should know better naaa🧐
Come on bro. A simple message to my photographer and/or me would have sufficed 😑👏🏾😑
Your team : Photog @_imagestudios_ stylist @_osei_kwaku_esq should have done same.
Even a tag or mention honouring her might have been excused.
We need to do better in the creative space in Africa. If we don’t take ourselves seriously , How do we expect others to respect us bro? 💭
All n All, it’s all 🧡💛🧡 Bro. But Ooooo your Gele no tap like mine 🤣🤣 you for kam meet us make we tie am well for u now 😜😜😜