Ghanaian contemporary hiplife artist Maradona Yeboah Agyei known by his stage name “Guru” has emphatically stated that he has never received any money from the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO).
According to him, he gets reports of not being a member whenever he mentions this.
He made this known in an exclusive interview with Eddie Ray on the “DiWuLaneMu” drive time show on Kasapa 102.5FM.
“When you start talking about GHAMRO, you are told that you are supposed to be an effective member of the organization and be attending certain meetings. But simple logic, why do you take my money if you can’t locate me? Just leave it. If you’re wise enough to take my money and you don’t give it to me, that is stealing. Are there auditors who audit GHAMRO, if there are, then they should do better.”
Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) is a royalty collection agency within Ghana, that represents the rights of music copyright holders. It was created under section 49 of the Copyright Law, Act 690 of 2005.
The agency collects royalties for all rights owners in Ghana. Before 2005, that function had been operated by the Copyright Society of Ghana. The organization has faced regular criticism about its transparency and engagement of stakeholders.
As of 2018, the organization was led by Rex Omar. Abraham Adjatey, commonly known as ‘Agya Abraham’ is currently the CEO of the organization.
Eunice Owusu Boafo