An Instagram user and a Nigerian designer, Segun Gele, has accused Adesua Etomi’s designer, Toju Foyeh, of stealing the design for Adesua Etomi’s traditional wedding outfit.
Segun who said he doesn’t want to start a ‘mess’, wrote;
“OK so! Was this dress actually designed for #[email protected] or it was Copied ? Am not starting a mess o! It’s just my Observation as we see “I want you believe a party Guest” at #BAAD2017 wearing same design but the report from the designer reads different! SWIPE TO SEE FOR YA SEF!
Fabric + sketch for @adesuaetomi Edo traditional outfit.
We had to alter the sketch and make it a tube instead so she could wear her edo coral beads on her neck
Adesua is a unique bride..she wanted her outfit to be avant garde/structured which was a bit of a challenge as My aesthetic is more ‘feminine’, but we thank God it turned out great ❤️❤️#BAAD2017#tojufoyeh#tfofcourse”
However Toju who replied wrote;
LOL, Mr SegunGele, this was the inspiration for the look and as you can clearly see a modified version was sketched for her but had to result to it being a tube. As my caption states, It was made by me, not designed by me so before trying to get 5 seconds of UNMERITED fame, get your facts right and please for future reference purposes get my name off your page, an old man like you should be focusing on his craft and encouraging people! Don’t be an agbaya Sir.. enjoy the day!