Celebrity Fashion Designer, Toyin Lawani has accused John Legend’s fashion designer of stealing one of her designs.
The designer shared a picture of American singer, John Legend in an almost similar outfit to a design she made 2 years ago. This creation of hers was rocked by Nigerian celebrities including Teddy A, Toyin Abraham and Cee-C.
Complaining about her ‘stolen’ idea, she wrote;
“I created this two years ago and a lot of my clients still order it till today. @toyin_abraham still rocked it few days ago, this came from my brain. Like I keep saying don’t think people are not watching Nigerians, we always standout, Government yi no ni.”
In another post, she wrote;
“I lead they follow. Whoever did John Legend’s own, tell them they forgot to put belt???? well I didn’t put belt on @iamteddya’s own. I need Nigerians to start realizing we are more appreciated than we think, we are extremely talented.”
She also claimed that some of her designs have been remade abroad; “At least 5 of my creations have been remade abroad after years I’ve done it, well same in Nigeria.
”Those ones na 2seconds self, the thing will now look like failed okirika, forgetting someone’s sleepless nights and sweat went into it. Once I’m bigger than Gucci, y’all are free to do copy. But guess what Original will always be original, tebale stop 419 yi sha ni maybe dem go respect Nigerians small,” she said.
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