Kate Henshaw blasts Swedish company for using her image without permission

– There have been various debates about how the intellectual rights of entertainers in Nigeria needs to be protected

– It seems nothing is being done about this as a Swedish company is the latest culprit in this matter

– The company Frixion Vodka used an image of popular actress Kate Henshaw and other celebrities without their permission

Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw

Since the beginning of the week, there has been furor on Nigerian twitter all because a Swedish company who just came into the Nigerian market decided to use a number of Nigerian celebrities as the faces of their new product Frixion Vodka. The celebrities the company used include actress Kate Henshaw, musicians Praiz and Simi popular writer, Toni Kan, and spoken word poet, Efe Paul Azino.

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This is normal right? Until you notice that some of the celebrities like Kate Henshaw, Toni Kan and Efe Paul Azino say they did not give the company permission to use their images.

See the company’s initial tweet about Kate Henshaw:

  Then Kate’s response:

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googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1466009690089-0”)
});

Toni Kan wrote via his Facebook wall

toni Kan

“O People of God who knows the company behind these adverts o? They have stuck my head on a short man’s body without my permission. I see my brother Efe Paul Azino too. Looks like our xmas is already popping. Time to call my lawyer. Nigerians will never stop stealing.”

Efe Paul chimed in too:

Efe-Paul-Azino

“Alas! I have become a brand ambassador for a Swedish vodka brand alongside Toni Kan, Praiz, Simi and Kate Henshaw without my knowledge.”

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Days later after the affected celebrities cried out, the company has done nothing. This situation brings to light how lightly Nigeria’s intellectual property laws are taken. In more civilized climes, the company would have been sued immediately. But even if the affected celebs sue, it is highly possible nothing would happen. This is probably why the company decided to exploit this.

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