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Ghanaian-UK based DJ Tiiny sacked by Capital Xtra for charging £200 to play songs, can report.

A Ghanaian UK based DJ, Frank Boakye-Yiadom has been sacked by Capital Xtra for charging an amount before playing the song of a musician.

According to a report by theGuardian, he charged £200 to play songs and keep tracks on a playlist for his primetime show.

DJ Tiiny, who hosted the 7pm to 9m Friday night slot on the station since 2018, was removed from the Capital Xtra schedules and his profile expunged from its website after the producer claimed to have received an email saying he would premier a track on his show for two weeks at a fee of £200.

He then released a statement saying he “took advantage of his position” and apologised to all those he had let down. “I take full responsibility for my actions and fully accept the consequences,” he wrote.

Taking money before playing songs which is popularly terms as ‘Payola’ is a serious crime in developed countries such as US and UK.

The consequences of breaking the Broadcasting Code are potentially serious, with the watchdog able to take enforcement action, including revoking a license, if a broadcaster breaks them.