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Entertainment of Sunday, 25 August 2019

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There is a lot of fraud at GHAMRO – Akosua Agyapong


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Ghanaian female highlife artiste, Akosua Agyapong has disclosed that a lot of fraud at Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) which is not auguring well for the industry.

In an interview with she granted Graphic Showbiz, Akosua Agyapong said poor leadership is one major reason musicians are not getting what is due them.

“We don’t have the right leaders leading us and that is one of the biggest problems. GHAMRO receives a lot of money not only from the government but the telcos, TV and radio stations and even the ‘spinners’ at events, yet, our musicians are dying poor”, she said.

Akosua and a number of musicians have been up in arms against successive administrations of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) over what they say is corruption and low royalties they receive.

“There is a lot of rot at GHAMRO; when Rex Omar first assumed office, the first thing I alerted him to was receipts; at a point, there were five different receipts for royalties collection and I told him to speak with the spinners because they were given different receipts but I don’t think he took that into consideration because if he did, he would have realised there was something dubious going on”, She added.

For years, Akosua Agyapong has been campaigning for better conditions for musicians when it comes to royalties and while that may have made her unpopular in some quarters and even attracted threats to her life, she tells Graphic Showbiz she won’t stop fighting.

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