Ghana’s opposition party responds to rapper Worlasi’s copyright claim

Musician Worlasi has accused the leasing opposition party in the upcoming general elections of Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), of playing his song at their manifesto launch this week without his consent.

The rapper’s One Life’ song from April 2016 was played at the manifesto launch of the National Democratic Congress’ which was held at UPSA in Ghana’s capital city of Accra.

Worlasi who seems not pleased with their actions took to his social media platforms to call out the party and demand payments as shown below.

Worlasi’s musical career can be traced back to his first breakthrough single, Ay3 Adz3, which saw him rise to fame. He later released his debut 14-track mixtape “Nuse” that earned him more respect and saw him regarded as a bonafide star. His latest release “Uncut”, a 13-track album features artists such as Krack Gyamfi, Emperaw and Laelaure. Worlasi has also collaborated with Ghana greats EL, Manifest and Sarkodie.

Read also: A little about Nusɛ and the Worlasi behind it

Reacting to Worlasi’s social media cry, a spokesperson for NDC’s manifesto on the creative arts, Sadiq Abdulai Abu revealed that the Party is taking the right measure to resolve the issue.

It has come to the attention of the party and in fact, we have reached out to his management team and we are seeking to resolve it as much as possible. So yes, we have the full details now, we are going back to try to get the other details to try to confirm to fully what happened. So that can inform the next step we take on this,” he said.

He added: “So, as I said initially when he ranted, we wanted details in terms of which song was played and at what point of the event. We got that and we reached out to his management to sort of get fuller details. When we are done don’t forget that as a party, we are dealing with different suppliers and different teams working on the event and you need to be clear that whatever initial conclusions that we all have is the case, then you can know how to move forward with this“.

“Really and truly its no issue, this is a party that [is] law-abiding and of course as a party, there is a team in charge of creative arts that understands these matters as well. And it is our duty to ensure every creative gets [the] due from their sweat,” he added.

Worlasi on his part is bent on ensuing that the right thing is done in so that creatives like himself in the industry are respected and appreciated for their artistic works. Follow him on Twitter as @worlasigh for updates on this developing story.

Soure: NDC/AmeyawDebrah.com/File

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