March 13, 2015 – GEJ Okagbare Video: Blessing Okagbare Blasts GEJ Jonathan & PDP For Using Her Pictures In Advert, Says They’re Selfish
Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare is currently boiling over the unauthorized usage of her video and photos by Jonathan-led PDP party for political ads.
A new advert by GoodHouse Nigeria, an organization sponsored by PDP to promote Joanthan’s image stated that Okagbare is a PDP member working for President Goodluck Jonathan. However, the athlete has debunked the claim. She said the party used her image and video without her consent.
Hear what Okagbare said about the unauthorized usage of her image from her base in LA:
“I just wanted to be patient at first, but my agent is not happy because he thinks I am a woman and very far from home too.
“Someone out there is using my image, footage and everything I have worked for to make money through advert and campaign without seeking my approval. If an advert is being made with my footage and I am not aware of it, it shows how some of my countrymen back home can be so selfish, disrespecting and have no regard for people’s privacy.”
“Now, I am here struggling on my own to pay my coach, nutritionist, doctor and others to make sure I am in good shape for the All African Games and the IAAF World Championship in Beijing, China, later in the year, and some people back home are using my image and footage for presidential campaign advertorial without seeking for my approval.
“This is fraudulent because I am totally not in support of it. We called the people (GoodHouse Nigeria) and they denied using my image and footage for PDP presidential advertorial. Who did it then? Why are they lying?”
“It is not about financial support. It is about me and what I represent”.
Watch the advert causing ripple between Okagbare and GEJ below: