Sammie Okposo renounces COSON membership
According to a statement released by
his reps, Okposo's decision to leave
COSON is due to what he says is the
lack of transparency and accountability on the part of the collective management organization.
The Gospel singer wants COSON to
stop collecting royalties and acting on
his behalf with immediate effect.
'I, Sammie Okposo, a proud Nigerian
artiste wishes to notify the general
public and all stakeholders alike that I
have stopped being a member of
COSON', he said in a statement
released this week.
Okposo's exit comes weeks after the
Broadcast Organisation of Nigeria
(BON) and Independent Broadcast
Association of Nigeria (IBAN) pronounced a ban on the airing of the
musical works of 96 musicians
Okposo has also called for the
registration of another CMO with a
view to breaking the monopoly
currently being enjoyed by COSON.
Meanwhile COSON has responded to
Okposo's statement saying that he will
still return to COSON.
'With time Gospel Singer, Sammie
Okposo will realize that there are few
Nigerian institutions that are run with
a level of transparency, accountability
and professionalism available at
COSON and he will return to the fold'.
According to Mr Chukwuji', 'Sammie
has not availed himself the opportunity of visiting the COSON office and is clearly unfamiliar with the quality of personnel, the technology and processes put to work at COSON'.
Mr Chukwuji also said that COSON has
not received any resignation letter from Okposo.