One of Ghana’s music producers, Enoch Agyepong has described thoughts expressed by Kwaw Kese that, Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) should be dissolved as “loose” and “out of ignorance”.
Rapper Kwaw Kese in an interview with Peace FM said that, GHAMRO must be dissolved since it is not doing what it was set up to do.
According to him since GHAMRO as an organization was tasked to collect royalties on behalf of the country’s musicians, he has not received any royalties.
In an interview with GhanaGist.Com, Enock Agyepong, a music producer, said his assertions which he is putting out is without facts and ask that Kwaw Kese better seek education on what GHAMRO is, its activities and what it does in royalty payments.
He said Kwaw Kese’s talk is completely out of ignorance as he has no grips as to what the CMO is and what GHAMRO is which is entirely up to him as a music Right Owner and not as a musician.
Enock further said if Kwaw’s reason is that because he was at GHAMRO’s office sometime back and had a hard hassle with the previous board, it does not warrant his talk that GHAMRO is not worth what it was set up to do. He further said that it was in the same vein that some right owners took the matter to court for redress.
Enoch continued that “if Kwaw Kese doesn’t understand the issues, it is better to be updated with the fact instead of making statements that show his ignorance of the business of music which he want to make money from because that is his future.”
“Today Kwaw is strong, making hits and for that matter money but what happens thereafter, which is what he has to think and care about.”
Providing tutorial on the work of GHAMRO, Mr. Agyepong explained that there is always a difference between the musician and the right owner and therefore Kwaw Kese is opportune as a right owner to make a difference by involving himself in GHAMRO activities which is the organization that collects his money for him. Kwaw Kesse future is the future of GHAMRO considering that those persons who did not help him are no more and things are being corrected”
On the issue of payment to right owners, Enock said “GHAMRO is supposed to pay right owners whose music are used royalties during their lifetime and 70 years after their death. This is an asset to both his family and dependents after one’s death, although he accepts the situation seems difficult presently. It is for this reason why some of us are sacrificing our time for free to make sure the right things are done so that all rights owner will benefit including Kwaw Kese.”
He advised Kwaw to take part of his time off to learn the rudiments of what the industry is about so that his recording, performances and use will be of benefit to him but not to throw away the water with the baby.
10 most powerful women in Ghana today
Power comes with great responsibility and with a country like Ghana, this forms of responsibility is most unique and special especially when you are a woman.
With a new government in place and also the change in political power and other developments in the nation, we bring you the top ten all powerful women in Ghana today.
1. Sophia Akufo
Being the second female chief justice in Ghana, Madam Akufo comes up as the most powerful woman and legal brain in Ghana today as she heads the Supreme Court of Ghana thus ensuring that justice is respected in the country.
2. Charlotte Osei
She was one of the most powerful women in Ghana on YEN’s list in 2016 and still is! Madam Charlotte Osei, being the electoral commissioner has overseen one of Ghana’s knife-edged elections which saw Nana Addo Danquah-Akufo-Addo emerge as president of the 4th republic.
3. Rebecca Akufo-Addo
There’s no mention of Ghana’s powerful women without mentioning the name of the first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. She indeed is the power behind the strength of president Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.
4. Samira Bawumia
Forget the fact that she is the second lady in Ghana as her vicarious campaign messages one way or the other saw the NPP got elected into power. Samira Bawumia knows Ghanaians best and reaches out to them with words.
5. Gloria Akufo
Being the attorney general and legal adviser to the president, Madam Gloria Akufo comes along as the best legal brain which prosecutes and processes major cases against government and the state. Without her, Ghana would be ripped by several legal battles. She has power, real power.
6. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
You can’t mention powerful women in Ghana without mentioning the name of the foreign affairs minister. This special minister is the representative of government the world over who makes sure that the foreign policy of Ghana is strictly adhered to.
7. Adwoa Sarfo
Graced with beauty in such a rigorous political atmosphere as Ghana, 35 year-old Adjoa Sarfo is definitely one of the most powerful women in Ghana today considering the fact that she is the only female deputy majority leader in Ghana’s political history.
8. Akumaa Mama Zimbi
You might wonder why we included the name of the sex goddess in Ghana but indeed most of Ghana’s youthful population will never survive with he sexual therapy of this media goddess. With her ‘Odo Ahomaso’ show which attracts millions of viewers countrywide, there is no doubt in our mind that she is an authority in her own right.
9. Barbara Mahama
Ghana came to a standstill when the mob of Major Mahama was announced. Though we still share in the pain of his killing, one person who stood out so strong and powerful is widow Barbara Mahama. Following her gruesome experience, there is no doubt that her words now could move mountains and even shift minds.
10. Ursula Owusu
She is the communications minister in Ghana and what this means is that she has control over what we hear and see and how we hear them. She regulates the media landscape and makes sure that we are never shortchanged or cheated.
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