The Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) has pledge to help gospel musician Grace Ashley to retrieve every pesewa due her for composing the Black Stars campaign songs during their participation at the qualification at the three world cups.
Rex Omar, who heads GHAMRO as chairman was shocked the musician was not paid for the songs she composed for the national team when they qualified to play at the world stage for three consecutive times.
Grace Ashley in an interview with Prince Kwesi Dadzie aka Mr Handsome on GH Entertainment on Saturday disclosed she was paid a pesewa for composing the songs.
‘’I was not scared about the Anas exposé because since 2006 till now, Kwesi Nyantakyi never paid me a coin for any of the songs I produced for the national team. I am daring the former GFA boss to deny or confirm my claims. The GFA did not pay me a penny. I always gave him my songs, he will play the songs but he will not pay me. He will only commend my efforts but never gave me a pesewa,’’ Grace Ashley said.
The musician also expressed her disgust at the level of corruption in Ghana Football revealed in Anans’ #12 exposé.
She also demands an audit of GFA because she believes her campaign songs were budgeted for.
“The GFA never paid for any of my travel expenses. You can call him and find out for yourself. I was never paid. I was always going to the GFA, but I was never paid a penny.’’
Reacting to the revelation, Rex Omar expressed shock and promised the artiste of GHAMRO’s support.
‘Don’t wait for them to call you. Prepare your budget and present it to authorities. The whole music industry will support you. The whole music industry cannot sit down for one of our own to be abused this way. There is no Ghanaian who is not aware of what Grace Ashley has done for Black Stars. I am shocked to hear this. It is not an individual indebted to you. It is Ghana indebted to you and Ghana should pay you,’’ he said.