Saturday, 12 May 2012



Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has elected sensational music stars Banky W, Baba Dee and Azeezat Allen as members of the new Board of Directors of the society. The announcement came shortly after the interim Management Board of the society was dissolved and fresh elections were held for a new COSON Board during the society’s Annual General Meeting at Eko FM Hall in Lagos on Tuesday May 8, 2012.  The AGM holds barely five months after the last one which took place in December 2011, because the interim Board had lasted two years and had to be dissolved according to the society’s rules. 

In his outgoing address as Chairman of COSON, Chief Tony Okoroji advised members of the society to selflessly support the newly elected Board in taking COSON to greater heights. He said, “I wish to emphasize that you do not have to be on the Board to be on board. In other words, you do not have to be on the COSON Board to be on board the COSON train. COSON will require the skills and contributions of several hundreds of people in this period of consolidation to achieve our dream of making COSON the No 1 CMO in Africa and all those who want to make genuine contributions to the society will find that there is enough work to do”.

Elections were carried out in a peaceful manner in a hall filled to capacity with expectant members and an eleven member Board was produced. New entrants to the COSON Board also consist of tested and proven hands like Fuji icon, Dr. Adewale Ayuba and Audu Maikori, CEO of Chocolate City. Returning to the Board are Efe Omoroegbe, CEO of Now Muzik; Obi Asika, CEO of Storm 360; Mr. Joel Ajayi, CEO of Gospel Choral Records; Hon. John Udegbunam, Alhaji S. A. Agboola and Chief Tony Okoroji who was also re-elected as the Chairman of the Board.

In his acceptance speech as Chairman of the Board, Chief Okoroji thanked members for the confidence shown in his leadership and reiterated his determination in ensuring that COSON becomes a society every member is proud to be a part of. He also expressed his firm belief in the calibre of people who made it to the Board and called on them to make their mark with the opportunity that has come their way. He said, “I am so excited at the crop of personalities we have on this new Board, COSON is at a crucial stage. While we require skill and talent to move the society forward, we also require visionaries and dedicated people who will ensure that COSON delivers on her mandate. I believe in everyone who has made it on board and I know that the Board is well equipped to take COSON to the place of our dreams; a bigger and better COSON”.
Bernice Eriemeghe
Head, Finance and Administration

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