Robbing the Artist Blind: A Case Study in Plagiarism in a West African Nation

Mind of Malaka

Ask any artist or person who makes a living from creative endeavors what their greatest fear is. Seven times out of ten, they will say it’s the terror they feel knowing that some faceless entity or individual will and can steal their work. It’s a personal violation that guts an artist to their core. The other portion of that fear is attributed to  a dread that they will not be able to make a living from their craft. The moniker “starving artist” doesn’t exist for nothing.

Last night, I witnessed a breathtaking theft of an artist’s original work. It literally stopped my heart. If it upset ME, I shudder to think what emotions the content creator – in this instance Peter “Poka” Asamoah – must’ve been experiencing. Have a look at these two images and see if you are not left speechless.

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The culprit responsible for this a man named…

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