Ghanaian musician turned politician, Kwame Asare-Obeng, affectionately called A Plus, has joined the train of debaters arguing about a comment made by Gabby Otchere-Darko on the poor standards of local movies.
A Plus, has, in an Instagram post, urged Gabby to lobby politicians, particularly the incumbent government to pay the deserved royalties to musicians anytime they use their songs for campaign rallies.
“Somebody should tell Gabby Otchere Darko that the only way creative arts will be part of Ghana beyond aid is when government seeks permission from copyright owners like the owner of this song [3y3 me s3 day3so – Patience Nyarko] and pay her before using it to promote a political agenda,” he wrote in his post. “You don’t support creative arts in any way yet you wonder why it’s below your expectation. You just take people’s songs and use them. If government is doing this why won’t individuals do same?,” a portion of his post on Instagram stated.
He added that he does not understand why Gabby wants quality from local industry when no government including the Akufo-Addo led administration is uplifting them.