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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

GUESS THE PERSONALITY?


Here is a throwback photo shared on social networking site, Instagram. 

Can you guess who he is?

Hint:

The won 'Manager of the Year' 2007 at the Awards for Musical Excellence in Nigeria

He is currently a COSON director

He previously managed J.Martins and Timi Dakolo.


So who is he?


WATCH THE FULL LENGTH VIDEO OF COSON TV INTERVIEWS AT THE HEADIES 2016


Arguably Nigeria's most revered and anticipated award show, the Headies Awards brings with it each year an enigma that leaves lovers anxious for the award ceremony.

The Headies 2015 had the Olamide/Don Jazzy war over the Next Rated category, which was awarded to Reekado Banks. A controversy that they took to social media and was allegedly settled by Africa's richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

With that in mind, alot of people jeered up for the 2016 edition to see what drama will unfold. While several stars such as the entire MAVINS crew which consists of Reekado Banks, Dija, Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, Dr Sid,  and D'prince; the YBNL team of Olamide, Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Viktoh and Chinko Ekun were absent, COSON TV caught up with those present and spoke to them about their expectations on the night, belief on an award being a true reflection of an artiste's hardwork and thoughts on free downloads.

Enjoy!


REMINISCE TO SHUT DOWN LAGOS ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25 WITH STREET CONCERT


Nigerian rapper Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, best known as Reminisce is set to hold his much anticipated THE STREET CONCERT this Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the car park of the Ikeja City Mall (ICM), Lagos.


The Concert which is free but requires registration via Nairbox.com or at the venue for all intending attendees, will be hosted by media personalities Ehiz of Sound City and Sensei Uche of City FM.


The Street Concert boasts an array of top musical performances by music stars and COSON members; such as Lil Kesh, Vector tha Viper, Olamide Baddo, 9ice Alapomeji, Ice Prince Zamani, Koker, Ill Bliss Goretti.

Also expected at the concert are Falz The Bahd Guy, Eva Alordiah, Mayourkun, Dremo, DJ Spinnal, Small Doctor, Niniola, DJ Lambo, Ycee among others.

Watch:


Monday, 9 January 2017

OKOROJI PREDICTS BUMPER YEAR FOR THE NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY


OKOROJI PREDICTS BUMPER YEAR FOR THE NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji has predicted that the Nigerian entertainment industry will witness a bumper year in 2017. In his New Year message to the industry, Chief Okoroji asked practitioners and investors in the industry to have faith and take every necessary step to professionalize and that as better value is placed on Nigeria’s entertainment products resulting in significant growth, the industry will play a key role in revitalizing Nigeria’s struggling economy in 2017.

According to Okoroji, his optimism is based on the fact that the government is finally beginning to understand the huge potentials of the creative sector and has shown the willingness to effectively activate a number of initiatives that were scandalously ignored in the oil boom days.

In the words of the former president of PMAN, “just before the end of last year, the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation assured me that he will take all necessary steps to ensure that the Private Copy Levy scheme is activated without further delay. That will bring a new stream of income to musicians, movie makers, authors, publishers, etc. The AG also promised that the Nigerian Copyright Commission will be revitalized and given the muscle to protect producers and investors in the creative industries. That should have a major impact on income.

“At the end of 2016, we began a major conversation with MTN, the biggest telecommunications company in the country. We do have a significant meeting of minds with Airtel. I am looking forward to what has so far been an adversarial relationship with the telecommunication industry becoming a virile partnership in 2017. Imagine the possibilities if we begin to speak with one voice with the ‘telcos’ and work together to harness the huge potentials of the Nigerian entertainment industry for the benefit of all the parties and our country”

Chief Okoroji also said that he has had several conversations with the Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and that he is convinced that the Minister is ‘pumped up’ and wants to take those steps that will energize the industry.  Said Okoroji “the Minister is clearly taking steps to get the National Endowment Fund for the Arts up and running. This should provide badly needed funding for different projects in the sector. There is the growing engagement with the Tony Elemelu Foundation which the minister is supporting. Anybody who knows Tony Elumelu, knows that he has no business with failure”

With respect to COSON, Chief Okoroji said that renovations and installations will begin shortly in the newly acquired ‘COSON HOUSE’ in Ikeja and that in the second quarter of 2017, COSON should move its operations from Opebi to a fully paid for ultra-modern edifice with the space and technology to properly drive a forward-looking organization. He also said that he is looking forward to starting discussions soon with the John Momoh led new Executive of Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) on the significant debt owed COSON by broadcasting organizations in Nigeria and ensure that an agreement is reached and the debt redeemed.

Chief Okoroji assured all members of COSON that the organization will robustly protect their interests in 2017 and work towards increasing the distributable income to members. The Chairman vowed to do everything in his power to make sure that COSON continues to be an exemplary Nigerian organization, maintaining complete transparency and accountability and safeguarding the culture of respect for intellectual property rights which it has vigorously promoted in Nigeria.     



Friday, 25 November 2016

COSON DIRECTOR, EFE OMOROGBE CELEBRATES WIFE AS THEY MARK 15TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


Now Muzik C.E.O and COSON director, Mr. Efe Omorogbe on November 24, 2016 took to social media networking site; Instagram to celebrate his wife, Mrs. Bukonla Omorogbe on their 15th wedding anniversary.

He wrote:


@efeomorogbe  -  If I had to start from scratch and do it all again, I'll choose you. Again and again. Thanks for 15 fabulous years. You have been the best part of my entire life. Love you die!



The entire COSON family wishes Mr. Efe and Bukonla Omorogbe many more blessed years together.


COSON CELEBRATES GOSPEL STAR, KSB AS SHE ADDS A YEAR

(L - R) COSON's consultant, Mrs Lucy Ajay; COSON's HOFA, Ms Bernice Eriemeghe, COSON chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, Gospel star, KSB, Music star, Essence and Energy Band Leader, Maureen.

Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Nigeria's sole approved collective management organisation for musical works and sound recordings on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, held a gathering to celebrate gospel star and copyright activist Kenny Saint Best.

The celebration which held at the COSON headquarters in Opebi, Ikeja, had in attendance top COSON executives such as the COSON chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, COSON General Manager, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, and COSON's public affairs consultant, Mrs Lucy Ajayi.

Also present was music songstress, Essence and leader of the energy band, Maureen, among others.

Watch this clip




Thursday, 10 November 2016

FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT AFRIMA 2016



The 3rd edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) took place at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotels, VI, Lagos.

The hosts, who were drawn from the three majorly spoken languages in Africa— English, French and Arabic—were Ahmed Soultan (Morocco);  Bonang Matheba (South Africa; and Ika Jang(Congo).

The award night saw several top class performances from music stars and COSON members such as Phyno and Seyi Shay.
Phyno on stage
There were also mindblowing performances from Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Ghana’s VVIP, and Nigeria’s Aramide, Ycee, among many others.
Ycee performing at the AFRIMA 2016
The music award ceremony which was well attended by dignitaries such as the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the COSON team made up of the COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, General Manager, Mr Chinedu Chukwuji, Head of Finance and Administration, Ms. Bernice Eriemeghe, Communications Manager, Tolu Balogun and a host of others, saw Falz the Bahd Guy take home the award  of ‘Revelation of the Year’, Star boy, Wizkid won ‘Artist of the Year’ while Aramide pulled a surprise by winning the award for ‘Best Female West Africa’.

(L - R) Ms. Bernice Eriemeghe, Mr. Chinedu Chukwuji, TY Mix and a friend
Nigerian music maestro, King Sunny Ade was awarded a Special Recognition Award for his role in music development.
KSA receiving his award
Singer and Dancer, Korra Obidi with Tolu Balogun
Simi on stage

The AFRIMA 2016 WINNERS are: 
1. Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
2. Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda)
3. Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa)
4. Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia)
5. Best Male Central Africa- Wax Dey (Cameroon)
6. Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola)
7. Best Male North Africa – DJ Van  (Morocco)
8. Best Female North Africa- Zina Daoudia (Morocco)
9. Best Male West Africa – Flavour (Nigeria)
10. Best Female West Africa – Aramide (Nigeria)
11. Best Inspirational Female – Naomi Achu (Cameroon)
12. Best Artiste/Dou/GroupBand in African Contemporary- Flavour (Nigeria)
13. Most Promising Artiste- Amine Aub (Morocco)
14. African Fans Favorite – Phyno (Nigeria)
15. Song writer of the year – Unique (Uganda)
16. Special Recognition Award- King Sunny Ade (Nigeria)
17. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Hiphop- Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
18. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Ragga & Dancehall- Patoranking (Nigeria)
19. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Traditional music- Zeynab (Benin)
20. Best Artist/Duo/Group African Electro -Such (Zimbabwe)
21. Best Artist/Duo/Group African RnB – Henok & Mehari Brothers (Ethiopia)
22. Best Artist/Duo/Group in African Rock -M’vula (Angola)
23. Best African Jazz – Jimmy Dludlu (South Africa)
24. Best African Group -VVIP (Ghana)
25. Best African Collaboration – Mbilo Mbilo by Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) ft Niniola (Nigeria)
26. Video of the Year – Dogo Yaro by VVIP (Ghana)
27. Revelation of the year – Falz (Nigeria)
28. Album of the year – Ahmed Soultan (Morocco)
29. Song of the year- Utanipenda Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
30. Artist of the Year -Wizkid (Nigeria)