COSON Chairman and ex-PMAN president, Tony Okoroji has added a new feather to his cap. On Sunday, August 6, Okoroji, at the Ten Degrees Event Center, Ikeja, during the maiden edition of CityPeople Magazine’s Music Award was decorated Pillar of Entertainment in Nigeria.
Receiving the award, Okoroji paid tribute to the publisher of CityPeople Magazine, Dr Seye Kehinde and dedicated his award to his personal driver. He said: “Abbey, this award is yours. You have laboured for it and won it. In several years you have never let me down, keeping pace with my unbelievable time schedule and never complaining of the many difficult demands I make of you. Thank you Abey.”
Okoroji who described himself as merely the lead singer in a band made up of many different people paid tribute to the management and staff of COSON. Earlier on, COSON was presented with a plaque in recognition of the revolution the organization has brought to music copyright collective management in Nigeria. The plaque was received by COSON General Manager, Chinedu Angus Chukwuji accompanied by the society’s director, Azeezat Allen among a host of other.
Guests at the event included Majek Fashek, Ras Kimono, Rugged Man, Salawa Abeni, Tiwa Savage, Kenny Saint Best, Muma Gee, Essence, KASI, D’Lyte, Kenny Ogungbe, Femi Sowoolu, Azu Arinze and Adedayo Thomas, DG, National Film & Video Censors Board.