Ace Ghanaian media personality and broadcaster, Fiifi Banson has urged owners of radio stations to improve the salaries of their presenters and DJs, in order to prevent them from taking ‘payola’ from musicians.
‘Payola’ is a local term for bribery in the music industry which is a form of payment made by an individual to a radio presenter or disc jockey to persuade them to play a song constantly or put a song on heavy rotation on radio.
In an interview with Onua FM’s Christian Agyei Frimpong on his show ‘Anigye Mmre’, Fiifa Banson confessed that he has taken payola several times in the past.
The former Peace FM presenter entreated local radio station owners and managers to pay their presenters and DJs well so they will not be enticed by Payola.
“Owners of radio stations have cheated radio presenters for long. When you don’t pay them well, people will influence them with GH¢200 Payola and they will begin to play any song on air because you are not paying them well.” he said.
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