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Nigerians Are Ignorant About Intellectual Property Rights-Tony Okoroji




Tony Okoroji, the Chairman of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), is no stranger to fighting for the rights of Nigerian musicians.

Over the years, Okoroji has maintained that the interest of COSON is to ensure that music puts money in the pockets of musicians.

Speaking during an interview with us on Saturday, May 20, at the official commissioning of the COSON House, an ultra-modern edifice which now serves as the corporate headquarters of the body, Okoroji lamented the level of ignorance of Nigerians pertaining intellectual property rights.

According to him, “the ignorance must be eradicated to ensure that musicians reap the fruit of their labour and don’t die in penury. This remains the focus of COSON,” Okoroji said during the chat.

Located at 41, Oluwaleimu Street, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, COSON House is a two story green and white building bought and refurbished into its current state by the copyright body.

With administrative offices, a library for intellectual property rights, a conference room and a hall, the building which according to Okoroji belongs to Nigerian musicians was bought without any dime from the government or individual.

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