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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.
The announcement was made after thorough deliberations with members of the COSON Board which lasted several hours at the COSON House.
Speaking on the recent development, 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 has made giant strides and brought about collection and distribution of royalties yearly in Nigeria for tne first time. The remarkable achievements made are visible for all to see and are a lasting legacy of tne work of Chief. However we are confident that we are moving forward in tne right direction and we know that Coson will continue to benefit from Chief Okoroji’s reservoir of knowledge and goodwill said, Mr Obi Asika, Director Coson.
The COSON Board also used the opportunity to reassure the public that COSON remains a world class collecting and distributing society and operations will not be affected by the change.
Efe Omorogbe has consistently taken up frontline roles in the struggle to institute far-reaching reforms within the Nigerian music industry in the areas of product packaging and pricing, collective administration, piracy control, general regulation and information management amongst others.
Mr Omorogbe, who served on the interim board at inception, was elected into the COSON Board on May 8, 2012 and takes over from Chief Tony Okoroji.