Akosua Agyapong, a veteran Highlife artiste, recently stated that the late Kwadwo Akwaboah, better known as Akwaboah Snr, was ignored by the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) when he needed support.
As a result, she resolved to do everything in her power to keep the executives from attending the One-Week Observation.
Mr. Kwadwo Akwaboah Snr’s demise was announced by his son, Akwaboah Jnr. on Tuesday, May 16 on his social media handles.
Speaking to Tony Best on Kumasi-based Akoma FM on Entertainment 360, Akosua Agyapong alleged that many times GHAMRO’s executives cheat and neglect musicians when they are so much in need and would rather use the chunk of the musicians’ royalties on themselves.
“The collectors of the Organization’s royalties received GH¢433,000 as commission as of GHAMRO’s 2021 annual report,” Akosua Agyapong revealed.
The musician indicated that the 2021 report also revealed that GHAMRO’s executives received GH¢132,000 as sitting allowance and refreshment for their board meetings.
“If it so happens that in the case of Kwadwo Akwaboah who told me before his death that he only received GH¢250 as royalties, what does that amount to, if not cheating?” Akosua Agyapong wondered.
She said that she will have no choice but to organize some Nima boys to stop any executive member from showing up at the One Week Funeral observation slated for Tuesday, May 30 at his hometown Trede in the Ashanti Region.
Some of the songs he is known for are Awerekyekyere, Face To Face and Hini Me.
He died at age 60.