Musicians Union Of Ghana (MUSIGA) who recently fell foul of Amakye Dede have agreed to settle their dispute out of court.
The dispute was due to the fact that MUSIGA auctioned an unauthorised compilation of Iron Boy’s work at the Presidential Grand Ball which was held on the 29 of December 2017.
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Although Iron Boy and his team threatened to send the issue to court, it seems they never had the intention to carry this threat out as they quoted an amount of 10,000 Ghana cedis to put the matter to bed.
The amount demanded was thought to be the coup de grace in the auction but information reaching us is that the final amount was actually in the region of five thousand Ghana cedis. Although Iron Boy and his management are displeased with the unauthorised auction of Iron Boy’s best works, they would be happy to put the issue to bed if the money that was paid finally for the compilation was paid directly to Amakye Dede aka Iron Boy.
At a time when Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) is trying so hard to uplift the copyright laws in the country, it is quite ironic that they have committed this faux pas, that is copyright infringement with respect to Highlife legend Amakye Dede.
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Akwasi Aboagye, manager of Iron Boy, served as his mouthpiece to the general public on the matter. Akwasi Aboagye who’s Amakye Dede’s Manager told GHOne TV’s Eli Kharis on ‘Rythmz Live’ that Obour offered to pay GHc5,000 because he claimed that was the actual amount they auctioned the CD for.
But the manager said they declined the offer because Amakye Dede initially informed him that the auctioned amount was Ghc10,000.
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Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) led by Obour (the President) failed to meet the demands of Iron Boy initially At that juncture Akwasi Aboagye, manager of Iron Boy Aberantie Amakye Dede, wanted the issue to be left in the hands of the respective legal teams of both entities. But in light of the public blowback and outcry this issue would cause. Both parties sat down behind the