I gave ‘kpa kpa kpa’ man rice, oil; i’m not giving him a penny – According to Guru

I gave ‘kpa kpa kpa’ man rice, oil; i’m not giving him a penny – According to Guru

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Ghanaian Hiplife musician Guru says he has given an undisclosed amount of money as copyright royalty to Mohammed Ayeetey Okwabei, the man behind the viral “Kpa Kpa Kpa” phrase.

Okwaibei is demanding GH¢50,000 from the artiste and telecommunication company Glo in the form of royalties for using the term for commercial purposes.

Speaking on Accra-based Neat FM on Wednesday morning, the father of five said he was upset with the musician for cashing in on the phrase he originated, while leaving him to wallow in poverty with his family.

Watch him express his frustrations as he speaks on to radio station in this video published on YouTube by Mustapha Ayinde Inusah

“The word Kpa Kpa Kpa is very popular but I am suffering. My five kids have been sacked from school for not paying their school fees and they are home now. I am not working and my wife is also not working but look at the way people are using Kpa Kpa Kpa everywhere in their music and radio jingles all over the place and nobody will even call me to give me one Ghana cedi”.
But speaking on the Starr Entertainment segment of the Starr Drive with Bola Ray on Starr 103.5FM, Guru said he visited Mohammed during Christmas last year to give him some foodstuffs.

“O“Oh, oh he is sorted oooo. I’m not part of the people maybe he might be charging but even in I gave him some couple of staff. I gave him some cool money I got some foodstuff for him take care of the family.”.

When asked by Bola Ray exactly how much, he gave Mohammed Guru declined to reveal the amount but said “I don’t remember but it was December ooo abi you know…but eih! the foodstuff alone! Rice, oil and other things. He knows, he knows…” he said.
Watch Guru’s hit making rendition of the term:

source: starrfmonline.com

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