Because he was too prideful, Akwaboah Sr just once requested our assistance - Rex Omar, Chairman of GHAMRO
The Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) interim management committee chairman, Rex Omar, has refuted claims that the business did not take care of the late Kwadwo Akwaboah during his sickness.
According to highlife musician Akosua Agyapong, the late Kwadwo Akwaboah allegedly asked GHAMRO for financial support for medication on multiple occasions but was only given GH 250.
She questioned the CEO's ability to attend his funeral and provide him a dignified burial when he allegedly received that low amount of money when he was in need.
In reply to Akosua Agyapong, Rex Omar, posted on social media :
“Akosua is the biggest liar! So why didn’t she speak about it till now that the man is dead? We have no such records in our welfare books. Kwadwo was a very proud man and will never say any such thing to anyone,” he wrote in a Facebook comment.
After becoming ill, the renowned highlife musician Kwadwo Akwaboah passed away on May 16, 2023.
His son Akwaboah Jr. posted on his Facebook page that he had passed away.
There have been many complaints about how poorly GHAMRO pays its members in terms of royalties and welfare.
Popular hiphop artist Kwaw Kese, better known by his stage name 'Abodam' in 2022, bemoaned the fact that he had been producing music for more than 20 years without getting paid for it.
GHAMRO then made an effort to give him some cash.
Despite the fact that GHAMRO is a collective management organization (CMO) and not a welfare organization, the organization is required by its charter to set aside 10% of the royalties it receives to support the welfare of musicians.
GHAMRO has informed its members that they will benefit fully from the organization as long as they continue to contribute to its advancement.