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Royalties from GHAMRO is unreasonable - D-black

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The Black Avenue Music (BAM) CEO, in an interview with SVTV Africa has stressed that royalties from GHAMRO does not make sense.

 The 2011 and Ghana’s first rapper BET nominee, expressing worry on how all musicians take the same amounts without any accounts, suggested that, GHAMRO as an the organization, must monetize their activities and give musicians proof on their number of listenership as practiced in the United Kingdom and USA.

According him, it is not reasonable that all musicians get the same total, which amounts to GHC 600.

Adding that, he was only contacted to come for his royalty erstwhile following his displeasure on their mode of operation on one of the radio stations, but he eventually rejected it and has since not received any money from GHAMRO.

‘’All musicians can’t receive the same amount. It does not work that way. Everything must be monetize with proper records for musicians to know the amounts they will receive anytime any day. The royalties just don’t make sense to me’’. He lambasted.

Stop calling old artists “expired”- Kuami Eugene to Ghanaians

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Most Ghanaians have the habit of "retiring" artistes even before they take a decision to retire and Hiplife artiste Kwami Eugene has sent a word of caution to such Ghanaians.

The "Angela" hitmaker, in an interview with SVTV Africa, indicated that being in the Music Industry for quite some time does not make it compulsory for the artist to retire as some Ghanaians say. 

According to Kuami Eugene, Ghana lacks a fair number of artists because of the attitude of sending artists to an early retirement.

" If pioneers like Nana Boro, Tic Tac release tracks this instant insult would be hurled at them and they would be asked to leave the music career for the young ones, however, we support Nigerian artistes who the same number of years as our artists in the industry." Kuami Eugene said

Kuami Eugene also asked Industry players and Ghanaians to open arms for underground artists because they are are trying to give the Industry vibrant.

Kuami Eugene entered the MTN Hitmaker Competition in 2016 and finished at the second-runner up position in the season’s finale. He was signed shortly after to the award-winning Ghanaian record, Lynx Entertainment.

SHATTA WALE ENDORSES SVTV Africa

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SVTV Africa is an online entertainment television that cover events and support artistes in showing their creativity to their targets and the world at large.

The 2018 Ghana music awards UK media partners, have covered events such as, the 2017 MTN music festival and MTN carols night, 2018 Ghana meets naija, Ebony’s funeral among others.

 The recent one is the just ended Shatta Wale’s Reign album launch at the Fantasy dome. The shatta movement CEO and Ghana’s dancehall king, seeing their awesome efforts at his album launch, took to his Facebook handle to commend them, urging the ghetto youths and all his shatta movement fans to support them.

‘’Thank you SVTV Africa, the only online streaming tv for now for we the ghetto youths, Let’s support and respect it’’. He posted.

 SVTV Africa, is coming up with a new concept dubbed; Touch the mic, a show to promote all up and coming artistes. Interested ones should forward their names and locations via whatsap on +233240677898 All events that wants to be covered or streamed live by

SVTV Africa can contact them on any of their social media platforms. (@SVTV Africa)

 

Mafias have Taken Over GHAMRO; I Got only GHC140 MoMo For My Father’s Music - Obibini Takyi

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United Kingdom-based First Klass Music Signee Obibini Takyi Junior, has lamented bitterly over the level of mafia and daylight robbery being exhibited by Ghana Music Copyright chamber GHAMRO.

According to the embittered young musician, who happens to be the son of the late Obibini Takyi Senior of 'Akosombo Nkanea' fame, he was very dissatisfied and disappointed to see GHAMRO paying as low as GHC140 as copyright royalties.

Obibini Takyi Junior, was speaking in an entertainment Chat show on Online TV SVTV AFRICA on Wednesday afternoon.

"I received a Mobile Money alert recently from GHAMRO only to discover GHC140 as Payment for copyright royalties for my father's music. This shows that a lot of stealing is going on at GHAMRO considering the level of peanuts being distributed across. My father played his part in the music industry and should be given the due royalties because it was his creative art."

He further added that GHAMRO is not even showing mercy on those old musicians who are nomore active in the music industry but have their music being played till date.

Obibini Takyi has been working on a couple of music projects behind the scenes but his current music project, Boso Powder is making huge waves.

The song POWDER is a classic danceable masterpiece with afrobeat rhythm produced by popular Kumasi-based Engineer, APYA and also mastered by Award Winning DANNYBEATZ in Accra.

Obibini Takyi Jnr teams up with another talented Artiste Luther on this POWDER track.

Obibini Takyi Jnr. is the son of Ghana’s most celebrated Highlife music legends, Obibini Takyi Senior of ‘Akosombo Nkanea’ fame.

Obibini Takyi Jnr. hails from Ashanti Akyem Atwedie in the Ashanti region.

Prophet Kumchacha, Patapaa smoke peace pipe

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"One corner" hitmaker Patapaa and controversial Prophet, Prophet Kumchacha have patched out their differences.

The two after not talking to each other and throwing insults to each other decided to end the feud on SVTV Africa's entertainment show SVTV CHAT. 

Patapaa in an interview with SVTV Africa explained that there is no need throwing shades at the prophet and has decided to be at peace with the man of God.

"I have forgiven Prophet Kumchacha, being at war with each other won't yield any results," Patapaa told host Ayisha Bayipa

Prophet Kumchacha, on the other hand, has accepted Patapaa's apology and prayed for the grace of God upon him and his music career.

We don't know the exact root of the fight between these two, however, most Ghanaians are of the view that Prophet Kumchacha's utterances against Patapaa's music (saying that his song is a nuisance to the ear) angered the latter and triggered him to insult the Prophet. 

Patapaa also known as Patapeezy is currently promoting his new song "Suro Nnipa"

Wendy Shay eyes collaborations with Sarkodie, Kuami Eugene

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Ghanaian songstress, Wendy Shay, has dropped hints of dropping an upcoming collaboration with BET award winning rapper Sarkodie and "Wish me Well" hitmaker Kwami Eugene.

Although the "Uber Driver" hitmaker refused to give a "freestyle" of the song, she hinted that it is a gospel song which is meant to inspire her fans.

"I would release a gospel collaboration with Kwami Eugene and Sarkodie next month so fans should keep calm and watch out" Wendy stated.

Wendy Shay who many have described as the replacement of the late Ebony added that she would release her first album hopefully by the end of the year.

NAM 1 IS MORE IMPORTANT TO GHANAIANS THAN IBRAH 1 - LAWYER MAURICE AMPAW

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Menzgold has over the last few weeks experienced great probe from authorities including BOG and SEC into their business activities.

The fear is that citizens who have their monies invested in Menzgold would collapse, however C.E.O of "Ghana's gold hub" Nana Appiah Mensah has assured stakeholders that the company would come to life after 28 September.

Ibrah One, noted to be one of Ghana’s youngest millionaires, has hinted of taking his own life should Menzgold become functional after September 28.

Lawyer Maurice Ampaw has also added his voice to Ibrah 1's suicide attempt saying that Ibrah can go ahead and commit suicide as he wishes.

According to the celebrity lawyer, the young millionaire is of no importance to the people of Ghana and his death won't change anything in the country.

"He hasn't influenced Ghana in any way and even if he does he won't be celebrated." Lawyer Ampaw stated

He added that Nana Appiah Mensah is of great importance and influence to Ghana and asked Ibrah 1 to shit up.

Lawyer Maurice Ampaw turned fifty yesterday, September 25,2018.

Be content with royalties from GHAMRO - Flow Kingstone to musicians

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For the past months, there has been grumbling among musicians that royalties paid to them by the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) are nothing to write home about. 

However, award-winning rapper and songwriter, Kwaku Nsiah Boamah popularly known as Flowking Stone has asked his fellow artists to appreciate the little they are given. 

According to him, Chairman of the organization Rex Omar tries everything in his capacity to pay what is deem them. 

"Money we receive as royalties is not expensive but half a loaf is better than none. It can be better but for now, I appreciate their (GHAMRO) efforts." Flow King Stone explained in an interview with SVTV AFRICA 

Flow King Stone advised his fellow artists not to be greedy and ask for more rather they should be content with the little they receive. 

"For now we receive about thousand cedis for three months, it's not okay but let's appreciate it and work to get more.'' the member of the defunct group Bradez reached out to his, fellow musicians.

I never snubbed Eshun - Wendy Shay

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Rufftown records signee Wendy Shay says she never ignored Eshun when she sent her a DM(Direct Message)

Speaking on SVTV AFRICA, the "Uber Driver" hitmaker explained that she didn't come across Eshun's message.

"I get a lot of messages and I'm mostly busy so i don't really pay attention to messages i receive." Wendy Shay stated

She apologized to her fellow songstress for "ignoring her message."

"Honestly, I didn't see her DM (Direct message) and I'm really sorry i didn't reach out to her when you reached out to me."

Highlife musician, eShun has complained about how Rufftown Records signee Wendy Shay, ignored her when she tried reaching out to her.

The songstress explained how she tried reaching out to her colleague, Wendy after she was misquoted to have called the latter talentless.

Wendy is currently promoting her new song dubbed, “Astalavista”.

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