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Shatta Wale endorses rival Stonebwoy for GHAMRO president

The dancehall artiste believes his rival has what it takes to turn around the fortunes of Ghana music

Shatta Wale has endorsed his dancehall rival Stonebwoy to contest as president of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) later this year.

Speaking in an interview with Bola Ray on Starr Drive on Monday, Shatta Wale said he believes such talents can help revive the music industry.

“All I am saying is that most of us went to school but not all of us got those grades. So, I watch certain colleagues like Stonebwoy like this, he can take up the position,” the ‘Ayoo’ hitmaker said.

“So, you will support Stonebwoy any day if he declares he wants to be president of GHAMRO?” asked Bola Ray.

Shatta Wale replied: “For the betterment of Ghana music, I believe we have certain qualities in some artistes that they themselves don’t know.”

Possible candidates

Shatta Wale also mentioned the likes of Sarkodie, Ayigbe Edem, D-Black and Okyeame Kwame as possible candidates for the GHAMRO role.

“All of them have what it takes to help turn around the fortunes of GHAMRO for the betterment of musicians.”

According to him, Ghanaian musicians are not earning from royalties, arguing the status quo must change.

GHAMRO was established under Section 49 of the Copyright Law of 2005 and is regulated by the Ministry of Justice. The body is mandated with the collection and distribution of royalties on behalf of authors, composers and other rightsholders.

Fred Dzakpata

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