Entertainment of Monday, 13 March 2017
Legendary artiste, Kojo Antwi has rallied his support for both Rex Omar and Nana Tuffour saying any of the two candidates will do a wonderful job leading the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) as chairman.
Mr. Antwi in an interview with Kojo Preko Dankwa on Kasapa Entertainment on Kasapa 102.5Fm, disclosed that amongst the new thirteen (13) elected board members of the organisation, Rex Omar and Nana Tuffour are well experienced with issues of GHAMRO and have worked prudently for the organisation.
“Well I believe Rex, who is my brother, Nana Tuffour who was my vice are capable of handling the affairs of GHAMRO when any of them is elected as the new chairman. It’s only composers who can chair the organisation.”
When asked why not Obour, he replied, “Obour has loads on his plate already as MUSIGA President so if you ask me I will say, he can contribute as a member of the new board but for chairmanship of the new Board I think it should be between Rex and Nana Tuffour.”
Stating his biggest challenge as chairman of the previous administration, Kojo Antwi said, “The biggest challenge was when the organisation was supposed to sign a contract with GIBA but they didn’t turn up and their approach towards us wasn’t the best.”
He added that other challenge during his reign was reaching out with information to members and general public on the happenings of GHAMRO.
The elections for the newest administration of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) took place on the March 8, 2017 with the following thirteen (13) members forming the new board; Rex Marfo (Rex Omar), James Kweku Tuffour (Nana Tuffour), Augustina Addison, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), Diana Hopeson, Oheneba Kissi, Henry Bessa Simons and Nana Kwaku Duah Okyere (Tic Tac). The others include Benjamin Mensah, Ahmed Banda (Bandex), Kwasi Ernest Ennin, Seth Kwaku Amponsah and Francis Boahene.
GHAMRO in July, 2014, was distressed by a series of controversies forcing the Human Rights Court to order the board led by Carlos Sakyi to step aside.
In February 2015, music maestro Kojo Antwi was sworn into office as Chairman of GHAMRO) to serve a two-year term. He was sworn in together with eight other board members.
About 3,700 members of GHAMRO cast their votes to elect new board members for the music rights body.
GHAMRO is duly authorized by written assignments and affiliated to composers’ societies all over the world through the execution of reciprocal representation agreements with Societies outside Ghana whose works Ghana protect under treaty and other international treaties.