Gospel artiste, Nhyira Betty, has fumed at the Ghana Music Right Organization (GHAMBRO) for the meagre sum paid her as royalties after 17 years of work with five albums.
The singer received GH¢153 from GHAMRO on December 15, 2022, which infuriated her, leading to a call on authorities to take remedial measures to improve on the organization’s output.
There have been complaints by industry players about similar situations they have fallen victim to after years of their intellectual property use by the consuming public.
Therefore, Nhyira Betty the “Yebewire” hitmaker, becomes the latest local artist to experience the “unfair” treatment meted out by GHAMBRO.
In a post on Facebook, she wrote: “After five albums with 2 hit songs “Yebedwire” Bema ena”, Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) sent me, Nhyira Betty, Official Music 153 Ghana cedis.It was 400 the first time they started sharing but reduce to this amount, 153 (hundred and fifty-three Ghana cedis).”
Considering the amount sent to her as unbefitting, the displeased artiste expressed worry about the future of the upcoming artists.
“These songs of mine are played and performed everywhere. Please, check my YouTube channel for the songs talking about. If 17 years in the gospel music industry, I get this payment share, what will the upcoming ones get?”
Taking cues from neighbouring countries, she called on the government and stakeholders to act swiftly to forestall the unfairness in the system.
“Recently went to South Africa last month, and I heard how musicians enjoy financially. Some errors need to be corrected. Please share with me. Please, media men, we need you to come in. Please share this video for me,” she pleaded.