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Ohemaa Mercy says she’s received only GH¢ 300 in royalties from GHAMRO since 2007

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Award-winning Ghanaian gospel artiste Ohemaa Mercy recently shared that she has only received a meager amount of 300 cedis in royalties from GHAMRO (Ghana Music Rights Organization) over the course of her 16-year music career.

Ohemaa Mercy, the renowned singer behind hits like “Wobeye kese” and “Ote Memu,” recently spoke out about the struggles many artists face in the Ghanaian music industry. In an interview with Ghanaweekend, she revealed that she has received a meager royalty payment of only 300 cedis since 2007. This startling disclosure raises serious concerns about the transparency and accountability of GHAMRO, the organization established to safeguard the rights of musicians and collect royalties on their behalf. As artists rely on these royalties to support their creative pursuits and livelihoods, it is imperative that GHAMRO fulfills its duty and ensures fair compensation for their hard work.

During the interview, Ohemaa Mercy shared her frustration with the financial difficulties she faces due to insufficient infrastructure for receiving proper royalties.

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She disclosed that she only received GH¢300 in 2007 and hasn’t received any other payments from the royalties-sharing agency. Ohemaa Mercy emphasized the need for transparency, accountability, and reforms in the royalty collection and distribution processes to ensure that artists receive their fair share of earnings. She also called for a comprehensive review of the system to address the issue.

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