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Rapper Wangeci calls out phones giant Tecno for using her photo without permission

 Tecno used Wangeci's images without her knowledge and consent Photo: Courtesy

When was the last time you saw Wangeci in a brawl or beef? Well, never!

But looks like her feathers have been ruffled after Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Tecno based in Kenya used her images without her knowledge and consent.

After communication with the company, they went quiet and pulled down the images but the incensed Wangechi is now demanding for pay after they used her image to market a new phone. She posted:

I'm not one to raise my voice online but it reaches a moment where you have to fight for your hard work and what you believe in. In early June Tecno Kenya ran an ad campaign around a new phone and used my image for that campaign.

They used my image and likeness in the form of an advertisement which came across as an endorsement of the product. They did not seek my approval or consent for it neither did they pay for the use of my image and likeness, yet after 8 weeks of legal conversation they went silent and deleted all images and videos associated with me.  As an artist our image and likeness is our source of livelihood, it is our bread and butter. It is not okay to misuse and take away from us when we work so hard to build ourselves.

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