GMW Is Not Ghana Music Week -MUSIGA

The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has debunked allegation by Mad Time Entertainment that the musician’s body has stolen its intellectual property – Ghana Music Week. MUSIGA has launched the second edition of the event and it is scheduled to take place from March 3 to March 9, 2014 at the National Theatre, Accra Sports Stadium and some selected venues in Accra. Days after MUSIGA launched the 2014 edition of the event, Fennec Okyere and rapper Kwaw Kese have dared the association’s President, Bice ‘Obour’ Osei Kuffour and MUSIGA to go ahead with the festival if he wants to be slapped with a legal suit. But reacting to the claims by Mad Time Entertainment in an interview on Airtel Entertainment News on Drive Time on Joy FM Monday, Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa, Communications Director of GMW Festival said MUSIGA has not launched any event by name Ghana Music Week. “We’ve launched GMW Festival 2014 [and], we’ve not launched Ghana Music Week,” he stated. Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa denied reports by Fennec Okyere, as published by News-One Monday, that before the 2013 edition of the event, MUSIGA had to beg him before that event could come off. According to him, “Ghana Music Week then, 2013, was launched in September of 2012 and then we had press briefing here in Accra in January 2013 before the main event went on between the 4th and 10th of March, 2013.” “The question we want to ask is when Fennec did and his team register Ghana Music Week?” The GMW Festival Communications Director quizzed. Asked what GMW stands for, Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa said “GMW is our new brand that we’ve launched following what we did last year,” but fell short of giving the full meaning of the acronym except to say “we will like to hold that to our chest for now.”

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