- A Nigerian photographer has taken to social media to accuse Burna Boy of intellectual property theft
- According to the man identified as @webgod30, the singer copied his album cover from a 2019 photo that he (webgod30) did
- The post has been welcomed with mixed reactions from social media users
As Burna Boy's album, Twice As Tall continues to receive applause from around the globe, it appears the Grammy-nominated singer may have some trouble on his hands concerning his album cover.
A Nigerian web developer and photographer identified as @webgod30 on Twitter has taken to the micro-blogging site to accuse the singer of intellectual property theft.
The photographer claims Burna Boy's album cover art was copied from a 2019 photograph he had created.
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Sharing the photos for comparison, he tweeted: "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"
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His tweet was received with mixed reactions from several social media users who weren't quite convinced about his claims.
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The music industry has been buzzing in the past few weeks as some of Nigeria’s biggest artists treated their fans to some really amazing albums.
With all the new releases, some music lovers have struggled to pick a favourite as every album has two or more songs that pull their attention.
Well, to make things easy, Legit.ng recently conducted an online poll to help fans pick their best album among four projects from Burna Boy, DJ Cuppy, Adekunle Gold and Fireboy.
On microblogging platform, Twitter, 25.2% voted in favour of Fireboy’s Apollo while another 9.7% cast their vote in favour of celebrity DJ Cuppy’s Original Copy album. 8% of music lovers voted in favour of Adekunle Gold’s Afro Pop album while a whopping 57.1% crowned Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall album as the best one released so far.
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