Renowned female gospel musician, Ohemaa Mercy, has vowed to take legal action against event organizers who use her songs or images to advertise for events without her management’s consent. She gave the warning on Adom Entertainment Hall, hosted by Mike2, last Saturday.
The gospel ace who recently celebrated her 14th marriage anniversary said, many event organizers have been using her images and songs to promote their events without contacting her management team for approval or otherwise.
“Most of these event organizations just use my images or songs to promote their event without contacting my management and at end of the day if my fans don’t find me at the show, they become disappointed”, she worried.
According to her, this unethical action could ultimately affect her brand.
“In fact, I am not going to take it kindly when any event organiser uses my images to promote his business without my knowledge”, she warned.
She said due to the low sale of CDs, most musicians now survive on the shows they play, and it is high time such unscrupulous persons are brought to book.
“When a gospel musician starts taking action against these people, Ghanaians will start speaking against them – that gospel musicians should not go that way, yet they are using me to gain business”, she expressed.
She has therefore called on her colleague musicians to support her cause to fight against the unapproved use of songs and images to hype events, pointing out that some secular musicians have started taking legal action event organizers.
By: Michael Boateng