Monday, 14 January 2013

Kaakyire Kwame Appiah
One may expect that veteran Ghanaian musician, Kaakyire Kwame Appiah, has been in Ghana’s entertainment for a long time, and as such matters concerning copy right law should not be difficult for him to understand.
However latest happenings in the industry seem to suggest otherwise. The Yee Kodi Blonya (31st) crooner may need some form of education on copyright law.
Reliable information reaching NEWS-ONE indicates that Kaakyire Kwame Appiah and fellow popular high life musician Samuel Owusu may be heading to the court over a clear copyright issue which could have been prevented by Kaakyire.
“Kaakyire has allegedly used one of Samuel Owusu’s popular songs titled Abusua Kyirika for his newly-produced movie without permission from Samuel Owusu,” a source told the paper.
The movie was based on the story of the song which was released some many years ago when highlife used to be the most patronized music in Ghana. Interestingly the movie bears the same title as the song.
Samuel has reportedly threatened to go to court to seek redress but Kaakyire has been sending top members of Samuel’s family as well as colleague top musicians to apologize on his behalf.
Meanwhile, Samuel has not given any indication that he will let go.
The movie, which stars Joe Shortingo, Ghana’s Lil Wayne, Akrobotu, Katawere and a number of others, according to sources, had already been released on the Twi movie market and is selling like hot cake. 
When contacted, Kaakyire refused to speak with NEWS-ONE about the issue. He did not deny or confirm the story but assured the paper that he would speak at the appropriate time.

Credit: NEWS-ONE



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