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All’s Set for COSON’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Posted: May 16, 2015 at 1:42 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

All is set for the 5th anniversary celebration of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON).

Members of the society, friends and fans alike will gather at the Banquet Hall of Lagos Airport Hotel Ikeja on Wednesday, May 20, to wine and dine in celebration.

The event is expected to also serve as an opportunity to give praise to the Almighty for the survival and continuing strength of the organization which has been at the fore front of the promotion and defense of intellectual property rights in Nigeria.

Another highlight of the event will be the induction of several distinguished Nigerians into the Coson Roll of Honour in celebration of their various roles in the defense of the rights of creative people in the country.

Names such as Evangelist (Dr) Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi, Sir Victor Uwaifo, 2 Face Idibia will make the Roll of Honour.

The event will climax with the decoration of the Director–General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Emeka Mba with the Copyright Medal of Honour, the highest recognition that the music industry can give to any individual in acknowledgment of that person’s significant contribution to the promotion and defense of the rights of creative people in Nigeria.

Mr. Mba was unanimously chosen by the COSON Board for the honour because of the historic role he played including his commission’s effort in resolving the over four decade dispute between the music and broadcasting industries in Nigeria over the payment of music copyright royalties.

The COSON 5th Anniversary Celebration and Roll of Honour Ceremony which begins at 3.00 pm will be preceded by the society’s 5th Annual General meeting which takes place in the morning at the same venue.