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BBNaija: Fashion Illustrator Calls Out Diana And Designer Over Uncredited Work, Diana Blocks Fashion illustrator

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Fashion Illustrator Calls Out Diana And Designer Over Uncredited Work, Diana Blocks Fashion illustrator

Mimi Okeren, a prominent Nigerian fashion illustrator, has called out Big Brother Naija star Diana Edobor over a design.

Mimi Okeren claimed to have designed Diana’s gown.

Remember how the ivory beauty appeared in the first two episodes of the reunion show wearing a majestic black gown designed by Collete Collections?

Okeren took to Instagram hours after the picture went live to criticize Diana and the designer for borrowing his work without crediting him on their profiles.

Okeren told Legit.ng’s Kumashe Yaakugh that after it was brought to his attention that one of his designs was used to create Diana’s look, he immediately sought out to the designer.

In a chat with Legit.ng, he requested a tag but was rejected down by the designer.

He also revealed that he tried to contact Diana, but she refused to give him credit and blocked him.

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This compelled him to use social media callouts.

Okeren, who was displeased, stated:

“Just for them to tag the illustration and tag me .even after finding out they used my work without consulting me. All of them refused. I even threatened to drag them. They turned deaf ears. Diana is so wrong for taking a job that doesn’t belong to her.”

Okeren creates elegant illustrations that he posts on his Instagram feed. Mercy Aigbe, Laura Ikeji, and Ghanaian actress Nana Akua Ado are among the celebrities who have worn his creations.

Fashion Illustrator Calls Out Diana And Designer Over Uncredited Work, Diana Blocks Fashion illustrator

Each of his designs, as displayed on his page, bears his trademark.

When asked if his terms and conditions are visible on his Facebook, he responded that his stylist, Timi, is aware of the conditions.

“There is no disclaimer but they should know better and Timi told her.”
Designer reacts after being called out over BBNaija Diana’s outfit design
Legit.ng also reached out to the designer, Collete Creations, about the issue.

According to the brand, Diana approached them with the idea and requested that it be created for her.

“We do not know of and have never heard of Mimi Okeren until he reached out to us saying it’s his work. We do not know if he has intellect ual property of the “exact piece” we made or if he has it registered.”

At the time of publication, Diana had not issued a statement on the matter.

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