The Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, has appointed Efe Omorogbe as its new chairman. Tony Okoroji was the past chairman of the board.
In a statement from the society’s website, the body thanked Okoroji for his giant strides and relentless service.
‘‘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,” said Dare ‘Baba Dee’ Fasasi, COSON director, said while speaking on the development.
Obi Asika, COSON c0-director, said: “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 made giant strides such as the commissioning of the magnificent COSON House; the first of its kind in the Nigerian music industry, the launch of COSON’s digital licensing platform, CLAP, amongst several other key projects.
“His tenure also brought about the collection and distribution of royalties by COSON yearly without fail since its approval in Nigeria. The remarkable achievements made are visible for all to see and are a lasting legacy of the work of Chief Tony Okoroji.
“However we are confident that we are moving forward in the right direction and we know that COSON will continue to benefit from Chief Okoroji’s reservoir of knowledge and goodwill’’.
Efe Omorogbe, manager of legendary singer 2baba idibia, served on the interim board at inception. He was elected to the COSON Board on May 8, 2012.