The award-winning singer was accused by a Nigerian photographer of ‘theft of intellectual property’ after he liked album cover to a pic he took in 2019.
The man, who uses the Twitter handle @webgod30, posted; “Remember this my Picture from 2019? Thats how @burnaboy went to copy and use it for #TWICEASTALL in 2020.”
The man then claimed he would be seeking damages from the wealthy singer, based on his observations.
“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”.
But Burna Boy fans and followers of the man think he is reaching – and that there is not enough correlation between the two pics to warrant a lawsuit.
Take a look at what tweeps had to say…
Mr sorry to break your poor heart, low angle shot can not be copyrighted ©. It’s a famous camera angle done on so many media projects. from music video to still photos.
— BIAFRA24RADIO (@BIAFRA24) September 1, 2020
I can bring out a thousand pictures that have this concept, which I'm guessing you stole too.
— #RIPChadwickBoseman (@African_Bamboo) September 1, 2020