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Comedian Henry DeSagu Under Fire for Stealing Photographer Minicheps' Concept

Comedian and YouTuber Henry DeSagu has been sharply criticised for plagiarism after a photo of him replicating Minicheps' ideas surfaced online.


The award-winning Youtuber could be seen in the photos holding a goat and a sheep while on top of the table, while singer Akothee is also enjoying her breakfast.

This photo concept was initially introduced by Catherine Jepkemboi alias Minicheps, whose photos had gone viral on social media.

DeSagu then posted the photo on his Facebook page saying:

''What is going on here? I was removed from the table to a motor hub. Who are these?


The 25-year old Jepkemboi started making funny and super creative pictures in 2019, and interestingly, she has never been to a photography class.

TUKO.co.ke also featured the creative after sharing her plight on how she is yet to make any money despite having her work trending on social media.

Her fans online condemned DeSagu for using Minichep's concept to make money for himself.

Here are some of the reactions to the post:

Adiel 'el commented:

''You ought to have been creative, this is pure plagiarism.''


Meshack Omariba said:

''Why are people talking about Minichep's editing? Do you think she is the first to do it? Yes, she already went viral but she also needs to upgrade. If your hustle can be easily replicated then you cannot eat from it for too long.''

Markers Turuthi Kennos

''Lack of originality. If you continue, they might report you to YouTube.''

Jane N. Kinuthia asked:

''But why copy another (humble) woman's art?''

Chanzu Chanzaya commented:

''Minicheps should file for copyright infringement.''

Bor Jr Timothie said:

''You have started copying Minicheps and her style of editing photos. Kenyans love copying and pasting things.

Gideon Kimutai advised:

''Focus on your comedy, do not intrude on other's intellectual property rights. You will not like the damages if sued.''

Chris Francis commented:

''Stop interfering with someone else's work. Stick to your own and let Minicheps harvest on her own.''

Minicheps is yet to comment on the photo that has so far garnered 2.7k likes on Facebook.

Content created and supplied by: TelegraphKenyanews (via Opera News )

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