Emma Ehumadu, could be facing a copyright infringement lawsuit pretty soon, as he has launched his Dare2Dream talent hunt, which is already legally registered by another renowned brand
A little known actor, Emma Ehumadu, could be facing a copyright infringement lawsuit pretty soon, as he has launched his Dare2Dream talent hunt, which is already legally registered by another renowned brand.
Fashion brand, Kinabuti, launched their Dare2Dream talent search in 2014 and just concluded the 2nd season of the talent search last month in 2015.
The talent search was created to seek out one beautiful lady with great potentials in dancing, singing and modeling, who would represent the Dare2Dream brand and serve as brand ambassador of the FCMB youth Flexx account for a year.
The talent hunt follows auditions through major universities in Nigeria, after which, the short listed contestants proceed to boot camp for training in aspects mentioned above, until the final four contestants are selected and a winner in chosen at the grand finale.
Now, another ‘acting talent show’ has come out, under the same name, ‘Dare2Dream’, seemingly infringing on the rights of Kinabuti’s show. They have gone as far as enlisting a few actors such as Ngozi Ezeonu, Clem Ohameze and Bimbo Akintola to join their jury panel.
The authenticity of the show cannot be verified, as Pulse tried to reach the organizers on multiple occasions, through the phone numbers provided but they were unreachable.
Not only is this copyright infringement, but it is also a scam, as the contestants are required to first pay N3, 000 to a bank account before they even get to audition at all.
Also, just like Kinabuti’s Dare2Dream, they have began to run auditions at major universities all over the country and are selecting individuals for the main contest.
In addition, when Kinabuti’s Dare2Dream season 2 started bootcamp, they contacted one of their finalists for a special selection requesting her to pay some money.
A rep from Kinabuti said “This is warning to inform the public that Kinabuti’s "DARE TO DREAM" is not in anyway connected or associated with these publications or websites and therefore cannot be held liable for the actions of either the perpetrators or their victims.”