“The president of Ghana has used my video ‘GUDA’ in this ad to promote Ghana,” the singer tweeted on Tuesday (27 September 2022). “I was actively reaching out to the Ministry of Tourism in 2018/19 to use this video to push tourism in the North and got NO reply, yet today it’s in an ad and no one reached out to me for permission.”
The president of Ghana has used my video “GUDA” in this ad to promote Ghana. I was actively reaching out to the Ministry of Tourism in 2018/19 to use this video to push tourism in the North and got NO reply, yet today it’s in an ad and no one reached out to me for permission. 🤦♂️ https://t.co/vLnAP0bRqf
— Kirani Ayat 🌍 (@KiraniAYAT) September 27, 2022
However, the chief executive officer of the GTA, Akwasi Agyeman, told Asaase 99.5 Accra on Wednesday that the footage was acquired legitimately.
“For the record, the footage in question was acquired legitimately from a bespoke creative agency as part of a project in 2019,” Agyeman said in a statement published on Tuesday.
“This video has thus been played severally, locally and internationally without any issue. The content was used in accordance with the terms agreed with the agency and not as being alleged,” Agyeman said.
Below is the full statement:
In response to the Ghana Tourism Authority statement.
I would like to state I and ONLY I (Kirani Ayat) owns the rights to the GUDA video. No agency has ANY rights or have been granted any rights to use my video for the visit Ghana Ad campaign. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/vswVjqTtHJ
— Kirani Ayat 🌍 (@KiraniAYAT) September 28, 2022
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