Admin l Sunday, April 05, 2020
LAGOS, Nigeria – More rights owners have continued to withdraw from the Collecting Society of Nigeria(COSON) over current face-up between Chief Tony Okoroji and Efe Omorogbe, Manager of Iconic musician, Innocent Idibia, alias Tubaba.
Both Chief Tony Okoroji and Efe Omorogbe lay claim to chairmanship of the commission, even when some of the stakeholders have given the go ahead for Okoroji to continue to run the outfit.
In a statement, Olumide Mustapha, Chairman, Music Publishers Association of Nigeria (MPAN) alleged that more rights owners have left COSON.
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Amongst those who are withdrawing are Omawumi, Sound Sultan, Baba Dee, 2Baba, Kelly Hansome, Ivory Music, Premier Music Publishing, Laolu Akins, Gospel Choral Music, Junior & Pretty, Sunny Neji, Ruggedman, Zaaki Azaay, S K Sensation and Asha Gangali.
Others include Ill Bliss, Terry G, Chocolate City, Charlimo, Boniface Itodo, M Trill, Green Light Music Publishing (representing the catalogues of the likes of Del B, Tee Y Mix, Fliptyce and Blaqjerzee.
Others are Puffy Tee, Sess, Chopstix, OJB Jezreel, DJ Klem, HOD and Tony Ross), Efe Omorogbe, Storm/Cabal, Hypertek Digital/960 Music, Now Muzik, G & A Publishing and all members of Music Publishers Association of Nigeria (MPAN).
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He said more members will be withdrawing the rights to international representation over the coming days while the likes of Olamide and The Plug (representing Davido and Mayorkun) have terminated their membership all together.