Nigeria’s leading copyright collective management organisation, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has dragged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), the Department of State Services...
12 Sep 2020
Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji, has commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State for what he described as the swift suspension from office of Mr. Dele Balogun, Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Film & Video Censors Board (LEFVCB) for announcing an unlawful five per cent levy on producers of musical…
5 Sep 2020
The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has appealed for the pardon of the 22-year-old musician in Kano State, Aminu Yahaya Sharif, who was recently sentenced to death for blasphemy.
16 May 2020
I went fully into music in 1962 after my secondary school, though I had started playing music while I was still in secondary school. My father was not okay with it; he thought I was going to end up a hooligan, as he wanted me to become either a lawyer or medical doctor.
28 Mar 2020
The Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN), has called on the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) to revoke the license of Copyright Society Of Nigeria (COSON)
14 Mar 2020
The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has called for the immediate resignation of Mr. John Ohireme Asein as Director-General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC).
7 Dec 2019
The Attorney -General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami SAN, will today deliver the keynote address at the 2019 COSON Lecture...
16 Nov 2019
Former Director-General of the National Film & Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and former Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Emeka Mba will deliver the 2019 COSON Lecture, one of the key events of the biennial COSON Week, which holds on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the COSON House Arena, Ikeja, Lagos.
2 Nov 2019
About six months after an Ikeja High Court Judge, Justice Y.R. Pinheiro, struck out the interpleader action brought by the bank against Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), First Bank Ltd has again...
12 Oct 2019
The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Nigeria’s copyright collective management organisations for musical works and sound recordings, has filed an action at the Federal High Court Lagos...
4 Sep 2019
In September 2009, Nigerian artistes of different shades embarked on a weeklong hunger strike. The action, which was a result of the frustration caused by the devastating level of intellectual property theft in the country, was a prelude to what has become today, No Music Day in Nigeria.
27 Aug 2019
The news of Federal Government’s plan to license online TV and radio stations last Friday has generated mixed feeling among Nigerians. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had stated in Abuja that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the licensing of WebTVs and radio stations...