(Last Updated On: September 1, 2016)
Rapper Wangechi was an angry woman yesterday that she took to social media to air out her complains. According to her, apparently Tecno Mobile had used her photo in various social media adverts. She claimed they had not contacted her with regards to the usage of the image hence they should now pay her.
However, Wangechi may encounter legal problems in terms of being entitled to the money. The person who has rights to the photo are held by the creator not the subject of the photo. So unless it has been stated that someone else owns the rights, the photographer owns the rights to the picture they take. So unless we know the circumstances in which the photo was taken its hard to decide.
Another thing, it is claimed that the photo was submitted during a competition ran by Tecno so they might own the rights to use the image. This was stated in the terms and conditions