Several of Kenyan fans of a celebrated American Tv series EMPIRE are not happy with Comedian Chipukeezy after it emerged that the comedian has been involved in plagiarism and stealing of creative works of the FOX's Empire Tv Show. Chipukeezy whose real name is Vincent Muasya, is a Kenyan comedian who is known for his Kamba accent on the stage. He is also a member of the NACADA board and a presenter on Kiss FM.
The Empire is an American TV show that airs on FOX and is now on its 5th season with about 4 episodes aired already. A review online says of the show "Hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon born Dwight Walker (Real name: Terrence Howard) is a hip hop mogul, former drug dealer, and CEO of Empire Entertainment. Informed of his own imminent early death from a certain medical condition, Lucious is forced to choose from amongst his progeny, a successor who will control his dynasty after his demise, has always ruled unchallenged, but a medical diagnosis predicts he will be incapacitated in three years, which prompts the sharks to circle. Without further damaging his family, he must decide which of his three sons will take over. His favorite, young Hakeem, is a gifted musician but values fame over hard work. Middle son, Jamal, is talented and shy but gay-embarrassing to Lyon. The oldest, Andre, is business-minded but lacks charisma. The reappearance of Cookie, his ex-wife, complicates things; she says he owes her for taking the fall for the drug-running that financed his early career" And from here the show picks up and brings out the family drama. Empire is created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong and it debuted on January 7, 2015 on Fox.
Well, long story short, this is where Comedian Chipukeezy plagiarized his logo from for his own TV show that airs on a little known Television channel, Ebru TV Kenya.
The FOX Empire Logo features just the head of Lucious Lyon posing upwards to the left, with a cycle around him and the words 'EMPIRE' under the frame.
Sadly, Kenyan comedian Chipukeezy lifted the same logo including the colors and every other creativity that was put into this by the FOX ENTERTAINMENT and did a small modification of adding dots around the cycle and used it as his own on a Comedy show that he intends to market to the entire nation. He even pasted the logo on the floor of the Stage just like the entrance of the building hosting the EMPIRE Label in New York.
For those keen on the entertainment industry have been critical of Chipukeezy for being lazy and lacking creativity and originality in most of his works. Even the show itself, 'Chipkukeezy Show' is a complete replica of American Night talks shows especially The Ellen Show and Jimmy Fallon Show with various segments almost replicating what happens on these American talk shows.
Kenyan comedians have been severally on the receiving end for perennially recycling stale jokes, picking Jokes from twitter users without even awarding credit and even plagiarizing the entire show like what Chipukeezy has just done.
Either his fans are ignorant or are just dumb to notice lack of originality on what they are being served. Maybe Chipukeezy thought that Ebru Tv is such a small and inconsequential Television Tv to have viewers who are widely informed. It takes some different kind of balls to copy such big brands as EMPIRE and put it on TV and assume that no one will notice what you just did. Total lack of creativity and boring stuff!
Watch Chipukeezy's TV Show here