- Shatta Wale has asked GHAMRO to pay his share of royalties or face dire consequences
- The dancehall musician has threaten the music rights organisation
- GHAMRO is a sole Ghanaian copyright entity licenced by law to seek the welfare of musicians
Dancehall King, Shatta Wale, is demanding his royalties from the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO).
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Charles Nii Armah Mensah sent a stern warning to the GHAMRO he will go “haywire” if his royalties are not paid.
“GHAMRO are you ready to pay my royalties or you want me to go haywire,” he wrote.
Shatta Wale in September 2016 took to Twitter to express dissatisfaction in the music industry. He blamed the various leaders of the Ghana music industry for the infringement on the intellectual and copyright of musicians.
But PRO of GHAMRO, Prince Tsegah in an interview with the media disclosed that an amount of GhC 1,746,000 as outstanding royalties has bene disbursed to about 80% of right owners.
GHAMRO is sole Ghanaian copyright entity licenced by law to undertake collective rights management for musical works, sound recordings and performances.