COSON Appoints Bright Chimezie, others as New Board Members…
Written by tobi adejare on May 21, 2019
Highlife Star and “Zigima” music exponent, Bright Chimezie has been elected as a member of the COSON Board at the 9th Annual General Meeting of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) held in Lagos.
Also elected to the Board on his own merit was renowned music maker and comedy star, Mr. Kofi Idowu Nuel, popularly known as Koffi Da Guru who had until the AGM held the seat on the Board previously held by the late Reggae icon, Ras Kimono who passed on in 2018.
Chairman of COSON, Chief Tony Okoroji, whose term in office expired at the AGM, stepped down both as Chairman and as a Director, was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly in an election which had four top notch lawyers as returning officers.
In remark Chief Okoroji who described music as universal and a binding force uniting people from different ethnic background said musicians from different tribes and locations make COSON truly a national institution.
He said whether the music is hip hop, highlife, fuji, juju, gospel, reggae, bongo, kalango, as long the person play, compose, and perform music , COSON will continue to unite all it’s members.
Among the many stars present at the AGM were the revered music legend Prof (Sir) Victor Uwaifo, the Afro Juju creator, Sir Shina Peters, Reggae Star, Righteous Man, Gospel Crooner, Kenny Saint Best; Chris Mba of the “Baby Don’t Cry” fame; guitar wizard, Feladay, US based music star, Alabama and Owerri based Highlife Star, Ugo Stevenson.
Also present were the current National President of Music Label Owners & Recording Industries Association of Nigeria (MORAN), Mr. Calistus Okeke; National President of Music Producers & Marketers Association of Nigeria (MUPMAN), Engr Sharon Esco Wilson and Chairman of Billtop Group, Dr Ben Ofoeze.
COV/ CHIOMA EZIKE