President of Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour popularly known as Obour has revealed that Hiplife musician Kwaw Kese does not pay his dues as a member of MUSIGA.
Obour added that Kwaw Kese’s refusal to pay his dues has made it impossible for him to enjoy privileges reserved for professional members of the union.
This revelation by Obour comes after Kwaw Kese referred to MUSIGA executives as corrupt and thieves when he was not invited to the Presidential Grand Ball.
Kwaw Kese on Twitter posted:
“Musigha or whatever they call it is the most corrupt institution in Ghana. How can you have a musicians’ grand ball and not invite musicians.”
Obour responding to Kwaw Kese’s rant on Bola Ray’s Starr Chat said:
” It is not a day for musicians, the grand ball is a fundraising event so we even reach out to musicians to buy tables. The MUSIGA grand ball is managed by a board and the board gives directives. Every individual soul that attends grand ball, the board spends $100 on the person because the person will eat. Our food bill is GHC200 per plate. Each year we have MUSIGA pro-members there. This year pro-members such as Becca, Celestine Odonkor, Ohemaa Mercy and others were there and so they have one table”.
On the question of when Kwaw Kese would be invited to the Presidential Grand Ball, Obour said, “If Kwaw Kese is a MUSIGA pro-member; he is not a professional member. A pro-member is a musician who pays GHC580 year to MUSIGA and Kwaw Kese is not”.