Fashion illustrator Omonigho Imonah has accused the Burna Boy team of using her designs for Buna Boy in one of her music videos without acknowledging or giving her credit and she shared “receipts” to back up her claim, IgbereTV reports.
He claims that he reached out to Burna’s mother last year and sent her 3 Grammy looks that he came up with for Burna. He also suggested a fashion designer to bring his designs to life.
She said that Burna’s mother, Bose Ogulu, directed her to Burna’s sister who is a hairstylist, Ronami Ogulu, but Ronami ignored her.
She said that she thought that was the end and that they had no interest in her illustration for Burna, only for her to see that one of the designs had been created for use in one of Burna’s music videos. He stated that the jewelry Burna wore in the music video is also his design.
She called them out for allegedly using her design after ignoring her. He also called them for not recognizing or not giving their credit.
Omonigho Imonah wrote:
“Congratulations to @burnaboygram on their Grammy nomination !! … Hopefully I win it this time … however when an artist is not recognized for their work and continues to be used … it’s in bad taste I guess …
Almost a year ago I came up with 3 Grammy looks for @burnaboygram and reached out to his mother @thenamix / management (see emails) to put them together for him. She kindly responded and directed me to her stylist sister @ronamiogulu, who NEVER responded to my many emails … fast forward to this year, your girl sees THE SAME LOOK, from recommended designer @jzo_ng, including the necklace! on @burnaboy for his Monsters video that you did !! … giirlllll @ronamiogulu don’t try … but hey … “