Wutah Afriyie, a member of the defunct music group, Wutah, has taken supermarket chain Melcom Ghana Limited to the cleaners for still using a song he recorded for a radio and television commercial long after the contract he signed with the company ended.
In what is beginning to look like a clear case of intellectual property theft, Afriyie took to his Facebook page Thursday to issue a stern warning to the company.
“I am using this platform to make it known to owners of melcom Ghana , that whatever contract we had has expired so they should stop using the song I was contracted to record with immediate effect. If they still want to continue using it, they should do the right thing.”
Afriyie said he signed a contract with Melcom Ghana Limited some years ago to have him produce a song, which will be used to create awareness about their products.
The contract has since ended but the retail department stores he adds are still using the song for commercial purposes.