Many times Ghanaian artistes have levelled complaints of being denied royalties of their hard work inputs which most of them tried anything possible to have access to but to no avail .
One of the big names Ghana can boast of, has also added his cry to that of the existing ones concerning the denial of royalties .
Legendary Ghanian rapper , Okyeame Kwame the rap doctor has alleged that the royalties for the songs he has been releasing over the years which he is entitle to have never been paid not to talk of even an SMS message alert regarding his royalties .
He said in tweet he posted addressing the provoking attitudes of radio presenters questioning him of whether he gets his royalties or not whiles they are much aware that their radio stations are not willing to log on or pay the musicians royalties for even a day .
This what he tweets
“There is nothing more annoying than going to a radio station for an interview and you are asked do you get your royalties ??
When he knows his station will not log on or pay per play. My royalties are with the radio stations”
It sad hearing this from a renown veteran rapper who has contributed much in putting the name of the nation and the music industry on the competitive market with other known music industries.
We hope they will find ways of funding the royalties to compensate the Ghanaian artistes for their contributions to the music industry.
Source : www.fnnewsonline.com / Manuel Amenyo