Okyeame Kwame Calls For Unity Among Music Stakeholders

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Music Right Organisation (GHAMRO), Okyeame Kwame, aka Rap Doctor, has called on all the stakeholders in the music industry to come together and work as a team to build a solid foundation for the industry.

According to him, there is the need for the stakeholders in the music industry in Ghana to put their differences behind and form a united front to fight for the pressing needs of the industry, adding that team work would help the music industry to grow and would also help the musicians to realise the fruits of their labour.

He expressed sadness at the attempt to destroy the united front GHAMRO, a collective society represented when music owners were on the verge of prosperity after years of division and bad practices that had impoverished and ‘killed’ the industry.

Okyeame Kwame in a chat with BEATWAVES, advised the stakeholders to learn to accommodate and tolerate one another and try to eschew personality clashes that have existed in the music industry for so many years.

He stressed that the newly-appointed interim board of GHAMRO would be transparent in its operations and also practise an open-door policy to enable the views and concerns of the stakeholders to be taken into account before any decision is taken.

The PRO disclosed that preparations are far advanced to hold stakeholders meeting in October this year to discuss issues affecting the growth of the music industry, adding that the interim board of GHAMRO would publish its financial statements every month for stakeholders to the financial status of the collective society.

He said the interim board of GHAMRO would work tirelessly to create a situation where musicians and other intellectuals would reap the full benefits of their efforts in the system.

Okyeame Kwame has also added that the Ghanaian music industry is a potential revenue earner with many job creation opportunities but due to lack of focus and effective structures to enhance the development and promotion of the Ghanaian music, a number of investors have withdrawn their investments leaving the industry to its fate.