Highlife legend Oheneba Kissi reports young Afrobeat singer Kelvyn Boy over copyright claims.
Most young and upcoming artists in Ghana are sometimes accused of copyright infringement as they use lines in songs of highlife legends.
When it happens like that, the artist will be trolled on social media for stealing a song but no action seems to be taken to resolve such act.
Late 90’s highlife musician Oheneba Kissi addressed the issue of copyright infringement by young musicians on United showbiz, a program on UTV hosted by Nana Ama McBrown.
The highlife legend recounted how they used to borrow lines in music and melodies from fellow musicians back in the days when they knew nothing about copyright.
Unlike present days when an owner of a song, a book and any other publications will claim full ownership to his or her invention backed by a strict law.
Oheneba Kissi revealed his action taken upon young Afrobeat singer Kelvyn Boy, after he allegedly used the lines and melodies of Oheneba Kissi’s song in his own song ‘Na you’ featuring his former boss Stonebwoy.
According to Oheneba Kissi, he has reported the incidence to the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) and the copyright officials.
However, no action has been taken so far by the authorities as at now. Therefore, Oheneba Kissi said to move to the next step which is heading to the court to claim his right.