Renowned Sound Engineer cum music producer, Appietus has expressed discontentment at Rex Omar’s opinion about his ability to lead the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
Rex Omar is the Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) and a one-time board member of MUSIGA
He had stated in an interview last week that the dynamics of MUSIGA were beyond the capabilities of the sound engineer.
Appietus on the other hand had made known his intentions of contesting the MUSIGA top post for the second time.
But his brother-in-law thinks otherwise. Rex made this comment in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM with Andy Dosty last week.
According to him, Appietus was his brother–in- law alright. However, he was yet to convince him (Rex) that he had the competency to take over from Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour).
“I know Appietus very well if you care to know. Appietus is my brother-in-law. So under normal circumstance, I would promote him to be the head of MUSIGA,” he said.
Adding that: “I am yet to be convinced by Appietus that, he knows the ins and outs of MUSIGA as to be able to take it to a level where Obour has left it or take it higher.”
Appietus, who is obviously unhappy with these comments from his brother-in-law, referred to him as “playing with my intelligence.”
According to Appietus, this wouldn’t be his first time vying for the position. He was there few years back and the vetting committee found him competent enough to be voted for. Hence Mr. Owusu Marfo(Rex Omar) did not have any basis for his assertions.
“This is not the first time I am going to go [as] a candidate. I’ve been there, I’ve been vetted, and I was excellent. So if he’s saying he feels I don’t qualify, then it means all the people on the panel who vetted me don’t qualify,” he argued.
Appietus( Appiah Dankwah) also queried Rex’s complaints that MUSIGA lacks enough revenue because its members barely paid their dues.
“What is so attractive at MUSIGA, at the moment, that will make someone go and pay his dues?”