Pay Me or I Sue You – Amakye Dede to Obuor
Highlife musician Amakye Dede has alleged that his musical works were auctioned at the MUSIGA Presidential Grand Ball held on December 29, 2017 without his consent.
In an interview he granted Daily Guide newspaper, Amakye Dede said he would drag the President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour to court for infringing on his rights.
“Obour is not my manager and also not my public relations officer so he has no legal right to do a compilation of my musical works for sale,” he said.
According to the ‘Akodaa Wesewa’ singer, he will only let matter rest If only MUSIGA and Obour are ready to pay him the money they raised from the sale of my compilation album at the event.”
“I am not happy with MUSIGA and Obour. I am yet to instruct my lawyers to file a writ against them for copyright infringement,” he stated.
When Citi Showbiz contacted the President of MUSIGA, Obour on the matter, he declined to comment.
Lifetime Achievement Honours were presented to 5 deserving recipients: Nana Ampadu, Jewel Ackah, Obuoba J.A Adofo, CK Mann, A.B Crentsil. They all took home GH¢ 10,000.
Other items auctioned to support the Ageing Musicians Welfare Fund were such as Paapa Yankson’s trumpet and flute as well as a painting of his, Awurama Badu’s acoustic guitar, and Agya Koo Nimo’s pentatonic xylophone.
The MUSIGA Grand Ball is an annual programme organised by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) to raise fund for the union, particular the ageing musicians.