Ghanaian highlife sensation, Fameye has revealed that throughout his stay with Ogidi Brown, the CEO of OGB Music, he never received a dime.
Though it was reported by the media that he received ¢2.5 million as sign-on fee from his old record label, Fameye said such a report was untrue.
According to him in an interview with TV3 monitored by alreadyviral.com, when Ogidi Brown signed him from Tetepa Music, he never received anything as a sign-on fee.
Instead, Fameye said the money was used to shoot his music videos and other music-related expenses.
Fameye emphasized that though he’s no more with OGB Music, monetary advantages from the streaming of most of his works are channeled into the account of his former boss Ogidi Brown.
“I’m simply relieved I was able to pay.” My tunes are still in his possession. He is profiting from the streams of my music.” He said.
Fameye noted that feuds between musicians and record labels are mainly about money.
He claimed that some record labels believe that musicians signed to their labels have little to contribute because of the assistance provided to them (artists) in terms of visibility and promotion
“Talent is worth money, and the record company is providing the cash. As a result, both of us are expected to do business. However, we make it appear as though record companies or managers are assisting artists when the artists themselves have nothing to contribute. They’re bringing in skill and a lot of enthusiasm at the same time.”
According to him, some musicians are labeled as ungrateful as a result of uneven treatment at their record labels.
Despite his problems with his old record label, Fameye insists that he will never give up.