Shatta Wale has complained about the old unproductive ways of going about activities in the music industry in Ghana.
He blamed the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) for living below expectations.
“We’re in the technology world now Musiga should be filled with computers now. When an artiste records we need to register your music well so that you can get royalties but up till now [nothing has changed]” he said.
He told Paul Adom-Otcherey on Good Evening Ghana that his royalty accrued over a whole 5 year has been 2000 Ghana Cedis.
“Recently I got a call and the royalties I heard I got was 2000 ghana cedis and I was like wow. I’m paying school fees, I’m taking care of people, I give people money more than 2000 Ghana cedis so if you tell me my whole 5-year work is 2000 Ghana cedis then it means we’re not getting serious and I tell him(Obour) that no, we need to try and put up a plan”
He added that because Ghanaian musicians are not serious and so God is teaching Ghanaians a lesson by making Nigerians lead in recognition as far as music is concerned.