2019: COSON set to lead campaign for creative industry
The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has disclosed that will mobilise its members across Nigeria, as well as millions of music fans, who support the organisation, to campaign against politicians, who have no well thought out plans to deploy Nigeria’s creative talents for the development of the Nigerian nation.
There goes Kimono - the rub-a-dub master
On Friday, June 8, 2018, we spoke on the phone for quite a while. He had planned to travel that evening to Atlanta. We spoke the way boys do...
COSON suspension: MPAN counts losses, seeks urgent action by NCC
The Music Publishers Association of Nigeria (MPAN) has urged the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) to save the music industry from collapse by lifting the suspension that stopped the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) from operating as a Collective Management Organisation (CMO) for musical works in Nigeria. Though, COSON’s legal team, headed by Uche Val Obi…
GEM partners COSON on intellectual property toolkit
As part of effort to educate and enlighten the Nigerian populace and the entertainment industry in particular, the Growth and Empowerment (GEM) Project, funded by the World Bank and domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, has entered into a new partnership with the Copyright Society of Nigeria....
Family Announces Ras Kimono’s Burial Date
The family of the late reggae icon, Augustine Ukeleke Onwubuya popularly known as Ras Kimono, the rub-a-dub-master has announced date and activities for his burial.
Omorogbe blows hot, says he remains COSON chairman
Aftermath his reported arrest and detention on Thursday, April 5, at Zone 2 Police Headquarters, Lagos, music promoter and 2Face Idibia’s manager, Efe Omorogbe, has declared that he remains the chairman of COSON and there is no plans to abdicate the position.
COSON crisis: Efe Omorogbe, one other arrested, arraigned for forgery
The crisis rocking the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), a collective management society for musical works and sound recordings, got messier yesterday, as Police from Zone II Command Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, arraigned the music promoter and founder Now Muzik Limited, before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for alleged impersonation and forgery. Omorogbe, 47, well known…
Tony Okoroji, wins Africa’s Patriotic Personality Award
The chairman of the Copyright Society Of Nigeria (COSON) Chief Tony Okoroji was yesterday bestowed with the prestigious Africa’s Patriotic Personality Award...
COSON seeks resignation of Justice Kafarati
For his role in what the organsiation described as “a frightening new assault on the Nigerian Judiciary”, members of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), have called for the resignation of the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, The organisation, which has since January 15, 2018, been protesting at different…
Rumble in the house of COSON
Though the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) had made noticeable impact in the creative industry as the sole registered collective management organisation in the country, 2017 remains a landmark year in the history of the organisation.
Okoroji protests against AGF at Lagos court
The Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji, yesterday began an indefinite one-man demonstration in front of the Federal High Court, Lagos.
Change of guard at COSON, as Efe Omorogbe steps in as board chairman
Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Africa’s fastest growing collective management society for musical works and sound recordings on Thursday, December 7, 2017 announced a change in its leadership with the appointment of Efe Omorogbe as its new Chairman.