One of the top-most African actors, Nigeria’s Ramsey Nouah responded responsibly to allegations of intellectual property theft and made sure the person who made the accusation got her payment.
The allegation stemmed from the tweet of a graphic artist, @louisajlo, who claimed she was contacted in 2018 to design the artwork for the film: Living in Bondage: Breaking Free.
The lady said she proceeded to work and also asked for a down payment and was told she will get it later because Nouah, the director was busy.
Nouah indicated that the delayed payment “was just a miscommunication” in his response to the allegation.
The accuser now thanked all who stood for her as she revealed she had been paid after tweeting on the matter.
@louisajlo had accused Nouah and other stakeholders of the film of using the designs she made for the 2019 film without compensation or credit.
She said: “I just accepted the job and started working straight away. The only thing I remember requesting was a down payment. But the then media director pleaded that the budget was yet to be approved but I shouldn’t worry. As soon as it is. He will avail me some funds towards my charge”.
She claimed she worked on the “majority of the graphics from scratch”.
She referenced the cult symbol, company logos, a blog page design, an Instagram page for Nnamdi, a photoshop of Nnamdi in Nysc uniform, custom license plates, as part of her original creations in the said artwork.
some of Living in Bondage: Breaking Free Cast & Crew
She hinted that her design for the company logos was rejected but she kept on working even after she had not received advance payment.
She claimed she was in contact with with the media director of the production, who was later fired.
The media director had told her that Ramsey Nouah was busy and that her money would be paid.
Later, the media director said her designs had been rejected and would not be used in the film.
Her heart was broken when she saw the film a few weeks ago and realised her designs were used. She made unsuccessful efforts to get hold of Nouah.
In her latest update @louisajlo, she revealed thankfully thatshe has been contacted and compensated:
“I have been contacted and compensated. I really wanna thank everyone of you for your Retweets and support. Thanks a lot.”