Rex Omar

New Chairman of the Ghana music right Organization (GHAMRO), Rex Omar has defended his predecessor Kojo Antwi by indicating that, allegations that Kojo Antwi, squandered GHAMRO’s money were basely and unsubstantiated.


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Kojo Antwi came under heavy criticism by some concern musicians of GHAMRO which according to them, the Kojo Antwi- led administration of GHAMRO worsened the plight of musicians by failing to account for royalties collected on behalf of musicians.

It would be recalled that, during an emergency meeting, legendary Abirekyieba Kofi Sammy, cursed Kojo Antwi and said that, he would kill Kojo Antwi if he had a gun.

Rex Omar, responding to a question by Ray Charles Marfo on Adehye3Fm’s Showbiz Arena, as to what his administration will do on the allegations leveled against Kojo Antwi said, “I wish to say that some of the allegations leveled against Kojo Antwi were baseless. In Ghana, radio stations want content. They want sensational stories to sell their product so they will allow people to talk. The fact that some musicians went on radio to speak against Kojo Antwi’s administration didn’t mean he got everything wrong.”

“With the issue of Abirekyieba Kofi Sammy, the law says GHAMRO should collect royalties on behalf of musicians and distribute. In December 2015, no distributions were made and we couldn’t give any explanation so obviously people will get angry. In 2016 too no distributions were made so I side with those who were aggrieved. I take all the blame now that I am the leader. We didn’t do well because it was our duty to distribute their royalties but the monies were not coming”, Rex Omar said.

Rex Omar took over from Kojo Antwi who recently completed his two-year mandate.

He pipped Nana Tuffour by seven to six votes of the newly-elected 13-member board during the elections for the new administration of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) on March 18.