Artists always look forward to be involved in projects or deals through their creative works but sometimes these works are used without them being paid or enjoying from it.
Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as A Plus, a Ghanaian musician who has interest in politics and social issues came to the rescue of the Ataa Adwoa hit maker Bosom PYung after he shared a post with the caption “This is Unfair Barclays bank/ABSA” . His viral traditional trap Ataa Adwoa was used in a video with an ABSA logo without his knowledge or being settled. The video which was shared on social media had Ghanaian actor Lilwin in whats seems like an Ataa Adwoa challenge with South African based company ABSA’s logo in there.
A Plus took to his page firing at ABSA for taking advantage of Bosom PYung’ recent fame and asked that the young artist be settled for that.
However A Plus has shared a photo of Bosom PYung and himself after a meeting the officials of the bank with the caption “With @bosom_pyung After a meeting with officials of Absa Bank yesterday. I said to him, my brother, i was born to fight for the voiceless. I’ll ensure you get what you deserve. I don’t want 1 cedi from you. And yes!! I’ve done this over and over for free”.
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When you are trying to make it nobody sees your struggle. Nobody will be there to help you. Nobody will cry with you. Immediately you make it, companies and individuals will find ways to take advantage of you. If you complain they say you are controversial or arrogant. Yeah, as for me, per the Ghanaian definition of arrogance, I'm very very arrogant. I won't allow you to cheat or take advantage of me. Don't think of it. This is shameful Barclays Bank. @bosom_pyung is a young poor boy who has hustled to make it. This guy has gone through a lot. If you find his song important in your change from Barclays Bank to Absa, at least sit down with the guy and pay him. Can you do this in South Africa where you came from to take over Barclays Bank? I know you'll say you don't know anything about it. That is the plan. "Let Lilwin do a video with the song. We will pretend we don't no anything about it. It will go viral. We will advertise our bank for free." Thats my suspicion. The sad part is that, they did it with the help of fellow Ghanaians. Same as slavery. No white man went to capture blacks. It was black people who sold black people to the white man. This is totally unfair. This is morally wrong. I won't say legally wrong because like I stated, if he goes to court you'll say you don't know anything about it. That is the trick. Don't treat Ghanaian artist like this. @asamoah_gyan3 and @michaelessien, this is why "we don't have celebrities in Ghana." Our people don't get paid for their creativity. We must all fight against such unfair treatments. You don't respect us. You are taking over all Barclays Banks in Africa. Can you do this in Nigeria with Davido or Wiskid's song? You may read this and ignore but my next post will wake you up. Watch me.
Written By: Pamela Abaah ( Mz Pamzy)