Following the posting of a video skit on social media in which he was seen wearing a Quick Credit T-shirt and threatening another actor with a cutlass to repay a fictitious loan, Ghanaian comedian Waris is in trouble with Quick Credit Investment Micro-Credit Limited.
Waris has been threatened with legal action by the firm, which claims that the film defies its values and misrepresents its brand. Quick Credit claimed the video disgusted it and that it did not partake in humorous activities.
On Quick Credit’s Facebook page, some Ghanaians have posted comments accusing the business of engaging in identical practises to those shown in the film. The business, however, has refuted these claims.
It’s unknown if Waris will have any legal repercussions as a result of the video. But the event has caused others to wonder if commercial trademarks should be used in comedic acts.
However, Waris’ social media pages have subsequently removed the video. Whether this was carried out in reaction to Quick Credit’s threat of legal action is unknown.