Weeks after he called on the leadership of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria,BON, to respect the global standard of copyright practice following the lingering face-off between the body and the Copyright Society of Nigeria,COSON, gospel singer, Sammie Okposo has renounced his membership with the latter.
In a statement by his reps, Okposo’s decision to leave COSON was based on what he calls “lack of transparency and accountability” on the part of the management of the society. The Glo ambassador 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”, the statement reads.
Okposo’s action is coming 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 including Okposo.
He has also called for the registration of another CMO with a view to breaking the monopoly currently being enjoyed by COSON.
Meanwhile, reacting Okpoo’s statement, COSON’s General Manager, Chinedu Chukwuji said, they have not received any resignation letter from Okposo.