- Worlasi has indicated that the NDC has still not paid him for using his song in December 2020
- According to him, his team and that of the NDC's are still discussing the issue
- During the December 2020 elections, Worlasi recorded a video asking the NDC to pay him for using his song for a campaign
Ghanaian artiste, Worlasi, has told Abeiku Santana on Okay FM that the National Democratic Congress is yet to pay him for using his song prior to the 2020 elections.
While speaking in the exclusive interview on Accra-based Okay FM, Worlasi indicated that both his team and a team from the NDC have been engaging in a series of meetings to bring finality to the matter.
He revealed that he was there for the first meeting but was unable to attend the subsequent meetings due to his busy schedules.
Worlasi complained last year that the National Democratic Congress (NDC), had used his song without his permission.
In a video posted on Twitter, the singer asked the NDC to pay him for using his song ‘One Life’ for a documentary that was played at the launch of the party’s manifesto.
“NDC, you didn’t help me make my music. You did not help me in any way in my life for me to create good music. I am not part of your manifesto so please do the right thing. Make sure you make to me the necessary payments. Do what is right and start wiring the money,” he said in the video.
Rex Omar who is the spokesperson for NDC's creative arts issues admitted the move was a copyright infringement and promised that his party would compensate Worlasi.
Meanwhile, Ghanaian musician, Terry Asare Boamah, popularly known as Dada Hafco has commented on the treatment Ghanaians give to the highlife genre of Ghana music.
The musician took to Facebook to share his frustration at the way highlife musicians are treated and wondered why and how that was the case.
He recounted how sometimes even the gatekeepers of the media see highlife musicians like “villagers or kolo.”
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