• Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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COSON holds week


 Activities are in top gear for the commencement of the much hyped Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) week. The week, which kicks off Sunday, May 19, with a church service at the Household of God Church, Oregun, Lagos, will feature performances from well known musicians like Panam Percy Paul, Buchi, Bouqui, Sammy Okposo, among others.

“The Sunday service is tagged ‘COSON in the Church,’” says Tony Okoroji, chairman, COSON, “it will be anchored by Patrick and Ireti Doyle. A big treat awaits everyone at the COSON in Church event.”

In addition, a lecture will also hold at the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos, on Monday, May 20. It will mark the third anniversary of COSON since it was approved by the Federal Government as the only body authorised to collect royalties on behalf of Nigerian artistes. The society’s annual general meeting will hold immediately after the lecture.

“On Tuesday, May 21, a big party will hold in Lagos,” explains Okoroji, “it will be a free street party. This is a way artistes will say a big thank you to Nigerians for their patronage. The party train will move through Festac – Trade-Fair back to Mile 2/Orile through the National Arts Theatre to Ikorodu Road/Maryland and Oregun/Allen with a final stop at Ikeja. It is tagged ‘COSON on the Street.’”

Likewise, a ball will be held on Wednesday, May 22, which will witness the launch of the COSON foundation, a foundation set up to provide funding for artistes in distress and music education. “There will be performance by Ras Kimono, Waje, Tu Face, Tim Dakolo. The event will be anchored by ace broadcaster, Etoma Edu.

A table tennis game will take place on Thursday, May 23, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The winner, says Okoroji, will take home a million naira and a trophy. The week will be capped with a prayer at the Lagos Central Mosque and the COSON song awards night at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, respectively.