Ghanaian group 5five ("African Gurlz") has had some problems asserting the copyright in its songs, according to the group’s executive producer and manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson (a.k.a. Bulldog). A recent item on Modern Ghana reads:
"An incident in Tamale, according to Bulldog, made them appreciate the hassles in trying to protect one’s own intellectual property.
“We were on tour of the three Northern regions last year with Castro and got wind of 5five material being pirated in Tamale. We tried to pursue it but rather ended up behind bars for some hours. We were not amused at all about the situation but we took it as part of the burden to bear in moving on with our work.”"