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Fuse ODG also cites GTA for unauthorised use of his content

Ghanaian music star Breaker ODG has uncovered that his lawful group is in contact with the Ghana The travel industry Authority (GTA) for utilizing his video without his notification.

Ghana The travel industry Authorism has been in the information for break of copyright for utilizing the music of Kirani Ayat without his assent.

Meld ODG and his group have made an announcement uncovering that despite the fact that he gave out a work to the public authority to use previously. He referenced his melody named “Bra Fie” ft Damian Marley which was utilized as the signature tune for the Extended time of Return.

Fuse ODG felt for Ayat over his interests brought up about his tune being utilized by the public authority without his assent.

Check full statement by the record label of Fuse ODG, New African

As a Company, we feel that the last few days have exposed an issue in Ghana that goes beyond the Office of the President, Ghana: The lack of respect and understanding of intellectual property.

We have sanctioned works in the past for Government use, most notably, our 2018 record, “Bra Fie” featuring Damian Marley, which was used as the theme song for the ‘Year of Return; which we launched via our TINA Festival alongside the President of Ghana.

However, no such process was observed in relation to the recent video in question regarding our record “New African Girl”.

We sympathize with Kirani Ayat. As creative persons, we sacrifice a lot to be able to put together a song, let alone a whole video with high-quality production value.

As a Company, we have stayed true to our own mission – investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote Ghana over the years, which we will continue to do.

Clearly, mistakes have been made by the Government in this situation, but hopefully, they can take corrective action to compensate accordingly.

Going forward, the solution must be to invest in more education around intellectual property.

This is something the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture can do both internally and for the creative sector as a whole. Ghana has always been an influential voice in music globally, and a lot more can be done to support artists from an early stage.

In the meantime, our legal team is in discussion with the Ministry and their legal team in order to resolve this issue.

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