Most song writers in Ghana plagiarise others music— Rex Omar
Legendary highlife musician, Rex Omar has expressed dissatisfaction about how songwriters in Ghana plagiarise music content, rhythm and sounds of other musicians in and outside the country,
According to him, there is no originality in the composition of Ghanaian songs and expressed regret that the culprits are unpunished for flouting copyright laws.
Expressing his displeasure after an entertainment presenter, Kwame Dadzie revealed the originator of the popular song “Awerekyekyer” by Akwaboah which was released in 1988 by a Spanish singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias, Rex Omar indicated that most Ghanaian songwriters were engaging in music plagiarism.
Music plagiarism is the use or close imitation of another writer or composer’s music, rhythm and lyrics while representing it as one’s own original work.
Recently, many debates have popped up on social media concerning how Ghanaian music composers plagiarised songs of other writers in and outside the country with Kuame Eugene, Mr Drew and other musicians accused of plagiarising others music content.
However, Rex Omar said it was quite disappointing how the country’s songwriters were unskillful and kept releasing others music.
“There are very few original song writers in Ghana, majority are copy copy but in most cases get away,” he bemoaned.
Rex Omar called on musicians and songwriters to be creative and compose original songs to make the industry competitive.