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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Ruggedman accused of 'borrowing' shoe designs


A US-based Nigerian woman named Barkley went on twitter some days ago to claim that Ruggeman stole the designs of his new shoe line Twentieth September Wear from Fever Shoes
She tweeted:
Wowwwww, Ruggedman stole his entire shoe collection from Fever Shoes. Wow. Wow. @Ruggedman, you no try at all. You stole your entire shoe collection from Natischa Harvey’s Fever Shoes. I know Fever Shoes are not super popular but still, come on! He wasn’t even subtle about it. He didn’t even change the colour or tweak the design a little.”
Ruggeman's reply when you continue...


I thought to just ignore you but decided to speak to you a bit and let you know that because you have mouth doesn’t mean you speak all the time. People like you are so quick to jump at a chance to run someone down with negativity. You fail to reason first before acting. I know your type. I only got one word for you, customising. Try and figure the rest out for yourself because I can’t tell you my trade secret.”
The rapper has since said he's never heard of Natischa or Fever Shoes, and that no idea is original under the sun. "What I can’t understand is why human beings tend to run others down when an idea is working out well for someone. Those shoes were customised for T.S.W." He said.

38 Comments:

  • At 8 October 2011 at 11:26 , Anonymous *ajalahtravel* said...

    What's with the cryptic yarn. Did he or did he not?

    *ajalahtravel*

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 11:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    oh oh. I just checked out fever shoes. Turns out Ruggedy's styles look exactly like theirs, like same exact design. Me I no know again o lol!

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 11:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    really

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 12:40 , Anonymous Bee said...

    Nonsense....Go on zappos.com or amazon.com or DSW.com and see how many shoes from various designers that look alike.....the woman is a hater, continue to move fwd ruggedman...

    like you said, nothin is a standalone especially when it comes to fashion.

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 12:53 , Anonymous ITK said...

    looks the same - doesn't mean Rugged copied her - prolly means he didn't designed his shoes rather they got it from same or similar manufacturer who just slapped a label on it --ah well the sky is big enough for every to fly - Fevershoes will be for the US and Rugged for 9ja peeps - simple as -

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 12:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @Ajalah u never travel finish?

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 13:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ruggedman is copycat,i have Google fever shoe same design or fever shoe designed those shoes for him, if not then he is a copycat.

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 13:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    But who is ever original in the fashion industry? Aren't they all a knock off of some of the big designers?? Isn't all about controlling market share?

    sigh....yawn....

    Uc

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 13:35 , Blogger fifi said...

    He's a scanner those shoes have been on the website since early last year smh hope he gets sued

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 15:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    •• 'borrowing' shoe designs + "customising" = theft.

    •• borrowing + customising = "trade secret" ?

    Where's the secret?

    Ole.

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 15:13 , Anonymous sakara said...

    waoh she may be right afterall, checked the website as well and dem shoes r quite pricey, hope ruggedshit s not faking dem designs o, cause his one he' selling his shoes for N6000 baffles me....

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 15:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ...then it means fever shoes too copied someone..because these shoes are just basic designs that are found everywhere!!!Abeg..It means Micheal Kors copied Nine west who copied cupid shoes who copied Steve Madden (i can go on and on)...all these designs are everywhere abeg!!Like seriously!

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 16:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    www.fevershoes.com enuf said!!!!

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 17:09 , Anonymous RT said...

    What kin legs be this now? Even Linda's legs would have been better for the advert. Photoshop would have removed Linda's scar anyway.

    These fair skinned 'yam legs' with 'popping veins' no good o. It looks odd for an advert but I love the shoes!

    If they can prove that he copied her then why not drag him to court or shut the f**k up!

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 17:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    with the internet you can get plenty of info. i just checked the fever shoe collection and OMG na the same thing.and am LMAO na who sabi. ruggedy baba haba na

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 17:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    oh boy!why dis woman wan run ruggedy down now? music aint payin a brother and he decides to sell shoes and just as he's about to pre-launch, dem nab am say na photocopy him do!i checked it out, turns out to have a striking resemblance http://www.fevershoes.com/style/. Barkley pls help a broda, u wont like him selling doughnut @ mr biggs!

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 19:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    rock on ruggedman jo! carry go! i can tell u where our so-called designers steal their styles from n just changeed the material to ankara....smh there's nothing original amymore he put a twist to it n that makes it his.shikena!!! third mainland bridge still dey go jump over it! fashion is full of plagarism!

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 19:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey Mr. Man

    Are you guilty? Yes or No with good explicit....Ole ni e man yi

    http://www.fevershoes.com/style/1.html

    http://www.fevershoes.com/style/

    Awon eleyi won thief gan!

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 19:52 , Anonymous Bianca said...

    HABA!! I checked fever shoes out oh! It looks exactly like theirs. COPY KAT! Lol

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 21:07 , Blogger Moses said...

    looks the same to me http://www.fevershoes.com/style/tiff/

     
  • At 8 October 2011 at 23:45 , Anonymous steezz.com said...

    Rubbish. Abeg Let the woman tell us another story that touches, not this one. Rugged carry go abeg.

     
  • At 9 October 2011 at 02:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigerians are known for copycat, no innovation at all. So, ain't nothing new. Rugged, whatever his name is need to just own up and come up with smth different.

     
  • At 9 October 2011 at 03:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Village olodos commenting again I see. So what if fever has same shoes. Every season, you find the exact same designs at dsw, Macy's, dillards, nordstrom and for cheaper you go to payless, jcpenney etc.
    Maybe ruggedy baba customized his to be rugged for the bad nigerian road, the puddles in the road and such. Lol.
    People are always so quick to grab onto the negative.

     
  • At 9 October 2011 at 04:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    na beans to just design shoes? i highly doubt rugged man designed any of those shoes, if not, let him show us original sketches to dispel the accusations.

     
  • At 9 October 2011 at 08:31 , Anonymous Jobsfornaija said...

    na wa oh, rugged man just copied fever shoes sha

     
  • At 9 October 2011 at 09:12 , Anonymous methinks said...

    The truth is ruggedman, fever and co do not have factories where they manufacture their shoes. In most cases they are only responsible for the marketing and sales.

    Anybody with cash can start this biz, in most Asian (read China) countries, there are companies that own factories that can and will produce various products (perfumes, phones, laptops, accessories etc) for you on agreement or do u think dbanj has a phone manufacturing company somewhere? hell no, it is strictly biz, fever can never lay claim to that design!

     
  • At 9 October 2011 at 13:51 , Anonymous Sammysosa said...

    No idea is original,dat gurl shuld concentrate in ha house keeping n babysitting job n stop disturbing d guy.even if he copied, eno ez 2 copy

     
  • At 10 October 2011 at 02:12 , Blogger Slim2oo said...

    @ITK omo i agree make Fevershoes for US and Rugged for us 9ja.u tlk sense.

     
  • At 10 October 2011 at 02:12 , Blogger Slim2oo said...

    @ITK lolz u tlk sense

     
  • At 10 October 2011 at 02:13 , Blogger Slim2oo said...

    @ bee, abi oh

     
  • At 10 October 2011 at 10:06 , Anonymous Smart said...

    leave hypocrisy, anyone can use any idea, its a free world. If u say ure thinking abt sth, thousands of souls are alredy of the same thot, so.....?
    life is unidirectional,keep moving on !!!

     
  • At 10 October 2011 at 11:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    both shoes are exactly alike.......Ruggeman no even try change am a bit. so much for originality... Shame shame on ruggedman,loser

     
  • At 10 October 2011 at 11:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    na wah oooo , both fevershoe and Ruggedman are exact copies of "Gianmarco Lorenzi" shoes....... google and see . Silly people .

     
  • At 10 October 2011 at 14:43 , Anonymous Bee said...

    Daft pple commenting. You must be in remote villages thats why you can accuse him of copying. Do you know how many designers have that style?

    the stupid lady wanted publicity for her site and you pple are helping her.

    Ok she too copied steve madden,zara, Zigi Soho.Make dey sue her too

     
  • At 10 October 2011 at 17:22 , Blogger jemimahnaa said...

    hmmm....they really do look alike!

     
  • At 11 October 2011 at 09:17 , Anonymous elenurazor! said...

    I no too send rugeddy coz hes just an arrogant deuche

    but copying styles has been on forever what gives ?designers copy themselves all the time,every season. ever been on real vs steal heck you will scrutinize and wont even be able to tell the difference between designers and copy-cats.
    only the quality of the material differs

    abeg free ruggedy jor??????????

     
  • At 11 October 2011 at 09:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    But don't all shoes look the same theses days? Please let's stop bad mouthing rugged man.

     
  • At 11 October 2011 at 20:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    But why isn't anyone complaining about Nigerian Designers using Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt Designs for everything! or the all the Crested stuff that we're overwhelmed with? Rugged! Ride on mate... Make that dallla and then sing to everyone .. La la la wait till I get my money right .. la la la then they can't tell me nothing right.

     

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