Legendary Musician in the Nigerian Music Industry, 2Face Idibia has raised a cry over corruption in the management of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON)
According to him, “From the figures share recently, COSON has lost about N250m to the crisis that erupted with the December 7, 2017 sacking of Chief Tony Okoroji as ‘chairman’.
“The society collected N200m less than the sum of the previous year and spent over N50m on lawsuits and office security within the year. Simple compliance with the NCC’s directives or submission to the wide call for independent audit to prove the innocence of the directors against allegations of financial misconduct may have saved COSON at least, N230m, that’s assuming the audit cost N20m’.
“To worsen issues, the license don kuku expire sef making it criminal for COSON to demand and collect royalties on behalf of members.
“Then today we see this: “With respect to the COSON mandate to carry on its operations … COSON has been assured by its team of lawyers that with the various issues still awaiting determination at various courts and with the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, no one has the power to unilaterally stop the operations of COSON.” “Lawyers”, “various issues”, “various courts” because of a simple forensic audit?
Ghanaian Actor, William Addo aka Akpatse has gone totally blind after going through two glaucoma and cataract surgeries in 2016 and is appealing for support to help raise money for medication.
Akpatse, who is noted for playing the role of a trickster in all his movies confirmed the sad news himself.
“Hmm… I have totally gone blind…all the surgeries I underwent years back have been in vain…The deterioration of my eyes started again early last year(2018)”, He said.
“When it started I went to a Hospital in Sogakope, and I underwent a series of tests and doctors diagnosed that it is a combination of glaucoma and cataract..and to my outa dismay, doctors told me it’s incurable …so am now totally blind”.
After thanking benevolent persons like Kwame Sefa Kayi, Bola Ray, and others for funding his previous surgeries, Akpatse, appealed again that:
“Ever since I started losing my sight, I spend GH¢ 500 on medication every month…and now that am totally blind, raising money is very difficult so am appealing again for assistance”.
Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, who was arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been remanded in the prison custody by Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
The judge made the remand order on Monday morning shortly after the musician was arraigned before him on 11 counts, bordering on credit card fraud.
Naira Marley had pleaded not guilty to the cyber fraud charges pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The judge adjourned till May 30 to take the bail application filed by the defense counsel, Taiwo Oreagba, on behalf of his client.
Meanwhile, earlier at the court, the musician who was wearing a white tee shirt and black trousers looked subdued as he was led into the dock.
A mild drama ensued when his mother on sighting him burst into uncontrollable tears while family members who accompanied her tried to pacify her.
Starboy Kwarteng has in a reaction to the unfortunate incident that occurred at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards on Saturday, May 18, 2019, stated that Charterhouse is to blame because they did not do the needful.
According to him, Ghanaians shouldn’t put the blame on Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale for the confusion that nearly caused stampede and death of thousands of Ghanaians in the auditorium.
The Kwarbony Records boss in a series of messages on his WhatsApp status revealed that Ebony Reigns’ spirit caused the confusion during the 20th anniversary of the Ghana Music Awards.
He explained that Ebony’s spirit is angry with Charterhouse for not inviting him [Starboy Kwarteng] who currently hold the ‘Artist of the Year’ 2018 award on behalf of his late daughter to grace the 20th edition of the awards ceremony hence unleashing her anger which resulted in the confusion between Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.
Starboy Kwarteng warned Charterhouse not to joke with her late daughter because her spirit is still powerful and if not acknowledged properly, none of their events will end successfully. He bragged that whether they like it or not, Ebony Reigns is still reigning as the ‘Artist of the Year’.
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