A young and budding Ghanaian writer known as Kevin Anyomi has accused actress and entrepreneur Adu Safowaa of stealing his intellectual property and paying him Ghc 20 in return.
Kevin, a creative writer says he was hired straight out of school by Adu Safowaa to write a script for her for a television series she envisioned.
The series ended up being called ‘Shocki’ and aired on Angel TV.
Kevin took to social media to narrate how Adu Safowaa came across his talent and commissioned him to write for her.
Using sweet promises of payment, she got the series, had it aired and even used him in the show, all without paying him any good amount of money.
Read his narration as posted on Facebook below…(edited for clarity)
“Somewhere 2017, I was in level 200 by then and was just scribbling poems and short stories which I share in various Whatapp groups and to my contacts via a broadcast. Those of you who knew me then will have read my short stories “Memories from the Graveyard and Misconceptions as well as my co-edited story bedsheet” via Rabbit Imaginations Productions.
“Adu Safowaah Gh who was a member of one of the groups DMed me and ask for a meeting with me. Charlie, I was happy cos she was a budding actress then and getting someone like this offering you a meeting got me elated. We planned the meeting at Legon botanical gardens so I met her there after lectures.
“She briefed me about her new role at Angel Tv and how she wanna produce a Tv series. She affirmed to me that she had read my short stories and realized am talented hence she wants us to work. She goes on and suggested I script a series that surrounds the new slay queen trend and sugar daddies and I agreed to give it my best. She told me she will pay for it once am done and she likes it.
“I was happy you know. Just a naive student who just got this offer. I spent the next two weeks scripting and all. I was done with everything and i sent it to her on Whatapp as a docx file. She read and told me it was “dammm good”.
“We met at Atomic junction again prior o a request to bring the file on a drive which she printed the documents into hard copies. Weeks passed and she didn’t mention anything about my payments so I called her and she said they’ll start acting the series so I should come around and she will settle me.
“I left lectures one faithful day and travelled all the way to Kokrobite just to be there. Unfortunately, one of the actors didn’t show up so she made me play a short role in the series. After a long day of shooting and me doing all sorts of works like carrying her bags and make-up kits, she handed me Ghc20 to use for transport so she will call me to plan the payments.
“That was the end of our conversation. Months passed by and she hit me up on Whatapp like “the series is ready and will be shown on TV so I should send my picture for a flier”. Well, I did and I got my flier later on.
“I asked her for the money and she said they will air it and when they amass sponsors, she will sort me out with my 2K.
“Brothers and sisters in the lord !! That was the end. She later got Adonko Bitters ambassadorship and even Bel-aqua. I WhatsApp her severally and she will just blue tick me. She later blocked me and even changed her number.
“I went to her IG and sent her several messages which she never replied to. The series aired 3 good months on Angeltv Gh.
“It’s been 4 years now and I still haven’t been paid for my intellectual property !! This is not for clout or anything. Am just stating how young writers like myself have been robbed off!”
Adu Safowaa has yet to respond to this accusation.