NPP Needs to Compensate Me – Patience Nyarko
Ghanaian gospel musician Patience Nyarko threatens to sue the ruling national party N.P.P for using her song without her consent.
In an interview with Adom fm’s Mike 2 last Saturday she revealed, the NPP during their congress at Koforidua used her song “obi nyane me” without informing her management team.
She expressed herself by saying “I got a hint that NPP was using my song during my congress without my approval where the M.C being an active member of the party Lord Commey, declaring “obi nyane me” song as the official song for the event which bothers on copyright”.
The ”wafom kwan” and ”Eboboba” hitmaker told the host that my management and I will be taking the
issue to court if in the next few days or months we do not hear from the ruling party.
“The reason is that I think about my fans, will first consider what the party discussed with us to make peace but they think they are big and that they can just take someone’s property she cautioned.
The gospel musician revealed that they had already written officially to the general secretary of the party, John Boadu, chief of staff, tourism minister but had not heard from them. She added, it is not right, it is a big offence for using someone’s property without the person’s knowledge and I believe that the NPP is a big party which understands all these legalities, so I’m hoping for the right thing to be done or go to court for the redress.
People think I have sold the song to the party, it is very difficult for people to believe me when I ask for loan from them because they think I have taken money from NPP. Nobody has given me anything, they took the song without my permission she lamented.
When called on the parties general secretary lawyer Obiri Boahene and asked about the issue at hand he pleaded on the party’s behalf and asked management to take heart for this is not a public issue.