Entertainment of 2014-03-26

Okyeame Kwame hits back at Paedae, calls his act “unfortunate”

Despite a recent declaration by the National welfare chairman of the Musicians Union of Ghana that the association does not recognize Paedae and the music group R2Bees since they are not card bearing members of the union and do not pay dues as such had no locus to comment on the administration of the union and its dealings.

(We Don’t Know Paedae or R2Bees – MUSIGA Replies Paedae’s Twitter Rants), Ghana’s rap doctor and Public Relations Officer of the same union, Okyeame Kwame has disclosed the BET award nominee could have better channeled his grievances than to go on a twitter rant.

Speaking to NY DJ on the Entertainment Unplugged Show on Kapital Radio in Kumasi, Okyeame Kwame stated it was quite unfortunate to have seen a musician go on a rant on social media when he could have simply registered the same complaints at the MUSIGA office.

“It is really bad when musicians take to such medium to register their displeasure when the right steps have been put in place to report any ill feeling. The best an artist with problems can do is to file a complaint at the MUSIGA office where he would later be called for deliberations and perfect solutions would be arrived at.

You don’t just go public with your problems. I don’t think members of the Ghana Bar Association or the Ghana Medical Practitioners Association would individually go public with their grievances until the unions collectively decide to do so or until members believe the union body is not functioning enough”

Asked if Paedae or R2Bees as a music group had registered as members of MUSIGA, the PRO disclosed it would be a lie to confirm or deny as he could not make out all members of the union.

Addressing royalty issues raised by Paedae in his twitter rant, Okyeame Kwame disclosed MUSIGA was not responsible for collecting royalties for musicians although the president of the union served as a member of the body responsible for it. He therefore advised fellow musicians to research before accusing bodies wrongly.