A model of Kenyan-Nigerian decent, Kwen Maye has accused Ghana’s “Rapperholic” Sarkodie for using his photograph without his express permission.
Kwen Maye was in an image used by Sarkodie in poster on social media calling on people to submit applications to appear in his next music video.
The “Choices” hit maker set social media on fire when he offered to pay for creatives who would appear in his video with exposure.
He called on “all avant garde hipsters and creative artists to be part of an African superstar’s music video.”
Sarkodie had indicated it was not a “paying gig, [but]… an opportunity to gain lots of exposure.”
The rapper was severely criticized as he himself has boycotted events in the past claiming the many they offered was not valuable enough.
Kwen wrote “@sarkodie1you didn’t ask for my permission or contact my agency @20modelmanagement before using my picture for some cast promo.. I’m aware you don’t like when someone use ur pics without your permission___ please take it down or crop me out___ speaking for myself and don’t know about other models___ this is so wrong___ @ameyaw112 please speak to this guy to get it down____No disrespect, if you don’t accept this from anyone don’t do it to others____ #RespectMyJob I’m not looking for such publicity___ #CropMeOut.”