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Nigeria Music Industry Mourns Ras Kimono

2 months ago /

The Nigerian Music and Culture Community has been thrown into mourning following the passing of veteran Reggae Star Ukeleke Onuwbuya popularly known as Ras Kimono on sunday morning.

Reggae Icon, Ras Kimono Is Dead

2 months ago /
Entertainment  Nation 

One of the leading reggae musicians in Nigeria, Ukeleke Onwubuya popularly called Ras kimono, is dead, it was gathered that he took ill on saturday and was rushed by friends to a hospital in Ikeja from where he was transferred to lagoon hospital in Ikoyi.  

Court Awards COSON N500m Damages For Copyright Infringement

3 months ago /

A federal high court in Calabar, has awarded a five hundred million naira damages against the cross river state government over copying communication to the public and broadcast of musical works and sound recordings belonging to copyright society of Nigeria (COSON).

Staff Of Copyright Society Prevent Takeover Of Secretariat By Former Board Members

5 months ago /

Staff of the Copyrights Society of Nigeria,  COSON, have resisted an attempt by some of its former board members to forcibly take over the corporate headquarters in Lagos.

COSON Joins The World To Honour Copyright Guru In Harare

3 years ago /

Mr Tony Okoroji, Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has joined the rest of the world to celebrate copyrights and related rights expert, Dr. Ulrich Uchtenhagen in Harare, Zimbabwe. This is contained in a statement by COSON’s head of news media, May Uket, in Abuja on Friday. It would be recalled that...

Ebenezer Obey Appointed Professor Emeritus At Olabisi Onabanjo University

4 years ago /

A veteran Nigerian musician, Ebenezer Obey, has been appointed a Professor Emeritus at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State.   


4 years ago /

In 2013, the Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (IBAN) and Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) suspended the use of musical works of Nigerian artistes who are members of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) over issues bothering on royalties’ payment.