As you all know by now, Meek Mill and Drake had a recent and unnecessary “beef” with each other that flooded the music industry and mainstream media this past week. The dust has barely settled and now it is alleged that Nollywood distributors in Alaba market (a distribution hub/center) plan to release a movie appropriating/infringing on the trade names of these rap artists, but featuring Nollywood stars.
Now, if you think this is a joke, would you still hold that opinion if you found out this is a common pattern and practice in Nollywood? Reference movies like Nollywood’s Beyonce v. Rihanna and Lady Gaga below.
It is my understanding the stars whose names and likeness have been used on the poster say they have never authorized the use of their identities without consent.
Beyonce v. Rihanna – complete with copyright infringement of Beyonce’s music