Gospel musician Ohemaa Mercy has disclosed that for the past 16 years, she has received only GH¢300 in royalties from the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO).
She said she has only received GH¢300 from GHAMRO since 2007, despite having several hit songs.
She stated that she felt discouraged and had not been there for the past 16 years.
“I received GH¢300 in 2007 and since then, I have never received any money from the royalties-sharing agency,” she told ghanaweekend.com.
According to her, she got discouraged at the way the organization has been managed.
GHAMRO, which is in charge of royalties distribution, has had its license revoked, prohibiting it from carrying out its purpose.
The organization is in charge of collecting royalties for all rights holders in Ghana. Prior to 2005, the Copyright Society of Ghana had that function.
The organization has frequently been chastised for its lack of openness and stakeholder participation. Rex Omar led the group as of 2018.