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Ramsey Nouah Responds To Intellectual Theft Claims

Ramsey Nouah | Image: Amun Knowles

Nigerian Actor and director Ramsey Nouah has responded to claims of intellectual theft levelled against him by a twitter user.

Nouah who directed the film “Living In Bondage: Breaking Free” was accused by Louisajlo @louisajlo of using the designs she made for the 2019 film without compensation or credit.

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Nouah said the matter “was just a miscommunication.”

According to @louisajlo, she was contacted in 2018 to design graphics to be used in the film. She proceeded to work and also asked for a down payment which she was informed that

“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 tweeted.

She said she designed “majority of the graphics from scratch”, some of which included; a cult symbol, company logos, a blog page design, an Instagram page for Nnamdi, a photoshop of Nnamdi in Nysc uniform, custom license plates. Her design for the company logos was rejected but she kept on working in spite of not having received the down payment she requested for.

Ramsey Nouah made his directorial debut with “Living In Bondage: Breaking Free” | Image: Bella Naija

According to her, she was corresponding with the media director of the production, who was giving her the impression that Ramsey Nouah was busy and that her money would be paid. She later revealed that the media director was fired. And he told her that her designs had been rejected and would not be used in the film.

However, when she saw the film a few weeks ago and was shocked to see that some of her designs were used. And all her efforts to reach out to Nouah proved futile.

In her latest update @louisajlo said she 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.”

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