GHAMRO Wants To Extort Ghanaian Churches – Trigmatic

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Rapper Trigmatic has accused the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) of attempting to extort Ghanaian churches with their idea of charging churches royalties for musics they play during service.
Trigmatic, a staunch Christian, described the plan as an attack on Christianity and a lazy way to make money.
“I think that it is an air-headed decision, it is something that shouldn’t even be a thought, if Ghana has not been able to successfully collect TV licenses and other things, what shows they would be able to collect royalties? Which systems and mechanisms are they going to use in the first place?” Trigmatic wondered on GhOne Tv’s Celebrity FanZone.
“I think it is a lazy way wanting to take money or extortion… I even feel and this is with no disrespect or anything to anybody, I feel like it is an attack on the church.” he continued.
He added: “What about the other places, you haven’t collected from, the other institutions night clubs, radio stations etc. I know churches even pay gospel musicians more when they are coming to perform in the churches. It shouldn’t have been thought of in the first place. I am a believer as well. It is an insult to my faith.”


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Nii Smiley Byte, often called Moonbyte but sometimes called Godwin, is the Managing Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com. He also moonlights as a fixer for foreign journalists travelling to Ghana for work. Nii has three strong passions in life -- football, blogging and music -- in that order. When you don't find him behind his laptop doing this, you'll find him watching football or chatting with friends - sometimes all three at the same time. His motto is that 'you can do everything you set your mind to', stolen without regret from the greatest rapper the world has ever seen, Eminem. Nii is a secular humanist who sees religion as Africa's biggest obstacle to progress. To reach him for writing or fixing gigs, contact [email protected]