Ghanaian gospel singer, Nhyira Betty has taken to social media to reveal the amount Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) sent her as royalties after 17 years of making music with 5 albums.
The renowned singer was paid GH¢153 as royalties through Mobile Money alerr.
She shared a screenshot of the message: “After five albums with 2 hit songs “Yebedm Wire” Bema ena”, Ghana Music Rights Organization(GHAMRO) sent me, Nhyira Betty, Official Music 153 Ghana cedis. It was 400 the first time they started sharing but reduce to this amount, 153 (hundred and fifty-three Ghana cedis).”
According to Nhyira Betty, after 17 years of being a musician with hit songs under her belt, this amount did not befit her achievements. She added that musicians in other countries, like South Africa, enjoy better benefits from their music.
“These songs of mine are played and performed everywhere. Please, check my YouTube channel for the songs talking about. If 17 years in the gospel music industry, I get this payment share, what will the upcoming ones get?” she continued, asking stakeholders to work on these issues. “Recently went to South Africa last month, and I heard how musicians enjoy financially. Some errors need to be corrected. Please share with me. Please, media men, we need you to come in. Please share this video for me.”