Efe Omorogbe, a former board member of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) and Icon Tuface Idibia’s manager has been sued by COSCON. COSCON is requesting that Efe stop parading himself as Chairman of COSON.
However, before Efe was dragged to court he had earlier been announced as the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) new Chairman. The announcement was made after several hours of deliberation between members of the COSON Board.
Speaking at the event, COSON Director and Co – founder Naija Ninja, Dare ‘Baba Dee’ Fasasi said; ‘The change is occasioned by the need to reposition COSON and lead it to its new era. It is time to consolidate on our gains and ensure that we get the society to the place of our dreams.’’ “On behalf of the Board and members of COSON, we want to thank Chief Tony Okoroji for his relentless service during his time as Chairman of this great society. It is on record that during the tenure of Chief Tony Okoroji, COSON made giant strides such as the commissioning of the magnificent COSON House; the first of its kind in the Nigerian music industry, the launch of COSON’s digital licensing platform, CLAP, amongst several other key projects.
Mr Obi Asika, COSON Director and Co-founder CABAL Ent. also had this to say; ”His tenure also brought about the collection and distribution of royalties by COSON yearly without fail since its approval in Nigeria. The remarkable achievements made are visible for all to see and are a lasting legacy of the work of Chief Tony Okoroji. However we are confident that we are moving forward in the right direction and we know that COSON will continue to benefit from Chief Okoroji’s reservoir of knowledge and goodwill.’’