VGMA award winning singer Fameye has shared how he was ill-treated while signed onto OGB Music, a record label owned and managed by Ogidi Brown.
Fameye’s first single that shot him to national recognition was recorded under this label but according to the singer, he never made a dime from the label.
The singer in an interview disclosed that although it was a 360 deal worth 2.5 million cedis, he did not make a dime from working under the label yet Ogidi Brown came out to accuse him of owing him.
Fameye did not deny the fact that the label funded his music videos, recording and other expenses but he stressed that he never saw the income his songs were making in the streaming platforms and did not benefit from the shows he played under the label.
“I’m just glad I was able to pay. He still has all of my songs. He is profiting from the streams of my songs.”
He said on the New Day Show aired on TV3 that Ogidi Brown thought he was doing him a favour by signing him onto his label but that is not how business is done, adding that both parties are to benefit from the deal.
As it stands, songs Fameye recorded under the label are still raking in money but he does not benefit from them.
“Talent is money, and the record label is bringing physical money as well. So we’re both supposed to do business. However, we make it appear as if record labels or managers are assisting artists while the artists have nothing to offer. While they are bringing in talent and a lot of energy”.
Fameye however appreciated the role the label played in catapulting his career to the next level.
“Aside from music, there is nothing else I can do. Even if no one ever listens to my music, I will never stop making it.”
“Those who appreciate the artistic value of my videos are those who live outside of Ghana and beyond.”