Ohemaa Mercy has disclosed that she has received a mere GH¢300 in royalties from GHAMRO since 2007.

Renowned Ghanaian gospel singer, Ohemaa Mercy, has voiced her dissatisfaction regarding the lack of royalty payments from the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO).

GHAMRO, founded in 1993 as a nonprofit entity, is responsible for collecting and distributing royalties to musicians in Ghana.

GHAMRO’s primary mission is to guarantee that Ghanaian musicians receive proper compensation for the utilization of their musical creations.

The royalties distribution entity has faced allegations of inefficiency and corruption.

Ohemaa Mercy introduced her debut album, “Adamfo Papa,” in the latter part of November 2004. The album achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success, leading to her securing seven nominations at the 2006 Ghana Music Awards, although she did not secure any wins.

The illustrious Ghanaian gospel icon has subsequently unveiled numerous highly successful albums and songs.

In a conversation with ghanaweekend.com, the singer renowned for the hit track “Aseda” shockingly disclosed that she has received a mere GH¢300 in royalties from GHAMRO since 2007, despite boasting a repertoire of several hit songs.

“I was given GH¢300 in 2007, and from then onwards, I have not received any payments from the royalties-sharing agency,” she revealed.

She is not alone in her grievances against GHAMRO for the non-payment of royalties.

Prominent Ghanaian artists, including Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, Ebo Taylor, and Efya, have also raised similar concerns about the organization’s failure to provide proper royalty compensation.

The upcoming 2023 installment of the most prominent praise and worship event, the Tehilla Experience, has been set for August 13th.

This event, overseen by Ohemaa Mercy, is celebrating its 10th year and has been named “Tehilla X.” The gathering will take place at the Oil Dome of the RoyalHouse Chapel International, starting at 4pm.

Under the theme ‘Fire and Fragrance’, Tehilla X will feature various other gospel artists, including Cece Twum, Uncle Ato, Pastor Joe Beechem, Diana Hamilton, and Efe Grace, who will also be delivering performances.

Asare Solomon Aristocrat
Asare Solomon Aristocrat

I’m Solomon, the CEO of Voix Of Ghana Media ( VOG MEDIA, and Aristocrat Charity Foundation ( ACF). Aside blogging, I am also a Forester, Philanthropist, a Publicist, and a Promoter.

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