Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK, Papa Owusu Ankomah was shocked to hear this astonishment after Stonebwoy revealed the amount of money he has received so far as royalties since he started doing music in the country.
According to Stonebwoy, the only amount he has received so far from GHAMRO is GH¢2,000. Stonebwoy said he has not received more than GH¢2,000 from GHAMRO ever since he started doing music.He also added that the system has not been fair to musicians in the country.
The dancehall artiste who met with Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK said most Ghanaian musicians have thrown their hands in despair as the music rights organization seems unperturbed despite several complaints.
The amount I’ve ever gotten as music royalty in Ghana is GH¢2,000. I am being honest and I swear on the grave of my late mother. They don’t pay us and I am stating this on camera.
The conversation is big in Ghana and everybody knows. The cheque I have ever received from GHAMRO is GH¢2,000. It’s not by force to go on a tour and perform, that’s not obligatory. But as musicians we don’t make money from our intellectual property, Stonebwoy said in a video that have been trending on social media.
Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK, Papa Owusu Ankomah who was in a state of shocked said “What? But what at all is this? This is serious! Your music is played every minute on air so why is this happening.”
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