Popular singer, Banky W, has joined a legendary singer, Tuface Idibia, to ask for the independent audit of Coson’s bank account.
The singer turned politician who made this known via a series of tweets added that it is important to hold men in power accountable if not they would abuse the power given to them.
If we don’t take steps to hold men in power accountable, we lay down the red carpet for them to abuse it.
COSON is the Copyright Society of Nigeria (our collecting society), and it has recently been embroiled in all kinds of public & legal battles. 2 weeks ago @official2baba called for an Independent audit of COSON‘s bank accounts. Allegations abound that the society went from spending 1m on security in 2017 to 31m in 2018, as well as rumours of Directors paying themselves as consultants and contractors for the Society’s events…so much so that the NCC has now suspended COSON’s operating license.
We’ve seen so many of our icons ascend to the highest heights, only to end up in illness and abject poverty because their Intellectual Property was never properly paid for. In Nigeria, most musicians are only as wealthy as their last performance. There’s a reason why the catalogues of Michael Jackson and the Beatles are worth billions of dollars, while many of our greatest creators are left to rot, after their moment in the Sun.
A COSON that works would mean a producer like ID Cabasa would be PROPERLY compensated for co-creating Gongo Aso. It would mean that OJB Jezreel (RIP), producer of “African Queen”, wouldn’t have needed crowd-or-celebrity-funding to pay his medical bills.
2Baba is completely justified as a pioneer, living legend and major stakeholder in our Industry, to request that our society’s accounts be audited. I found the response to his request to be belittling and insulting… with the Chairman claiming that 2Baba was just trying to be on @efeomorogbe’s side because Efe is his manager and many members have voted for Efe to replace him.
Chief Tony Okoroji has been Chairman of COSON since 2009 and has spearheaded many important strides taken. However, a leadership position in society must not be allowed to become a potential retirement home.
The truest test of a man’s character is not when he is faced with adversity, but when he is given power. I’d like him to agree to the audit and also put in limits on how long anyone can be in power. I hope he remembers Goodluck Jonathan: sometimes, your legacy in power is determined by how you hand it over.
If we don't take steps to hold men in power accountable, we lay down the red carpet for them to abuse it.
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) June 5, 2019
Desmond Elliot Breaks Down In Tears On Live TV Following Backlash (Video)
A video trending on social media captures the moment Nigerian grassroot politician, Desmond Elliot got overwhelmed by emotions during an interview with Arise TV.
In the video, the actor turned lawmaker broke down in tears, following the backlash he received from Nigerians for pushing for the regulation of social media.
Information Nigeria recalls that the former actor called for social media regulation during a plenary session held by the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Elliot had condemned the use of social media by influencers, celebrities and the youth.
Nigerians wasted no time in dragging the politician over his controversial speech where he also termed youths as “children”.
The actor finally succumbed as he tendered a well-deserved apology via Twitter hours after the video went viral.
Watch the videos below:
— – melody (@Jachimma_x) October 29, 2020
Shout out to Amaka Udeh it Arise TV for pressing the neck of our Honourable Minister of Love Sharing.
— – melody (@Jachimma_x) October 29, 2020
‘Many Countries Became Developed With The Strengths Of Their Youth’ – Tonto Dikeh
Nigerian actress and entrepreneur, Tonto Dikeh, took to her Twitter page on Wednesday evening to reveal how many countries became developed over time. The Federal Government recent appointee credits their development to the strengths and potential of their youth.
The movie star shared a portrait photo of herself and captioned it thus:
“MANY COUNTRIES BECAME DEVELOPED WITH THE STRENGTHS & POTENTIALS OF THEIR YOUTH.”
Information Nigeria recalls the 35-year-old Port Harcourt-born humanitarian was criticized by Nigerians on social media for her silence on the trending #EndSARS movement.
She eventually responded with fury and a vow to sue a blogger who published a report about her saying that she was silent because of her affiliations with the government.
See her Twitter post below:
‘SARS Are Still Harassing People On The Streets’ – Actress Kemi Lala Akindoju
Nigerian actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju, is frustrated over the fact that the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) officers have not stopped harassing people on the streets.
The movie star took to her Twitter page to lament about the fact that it seems Nigerians are helpless regarding SARS and police brutality.
In her words:
“Meanwhile we still have SARS officers harassing people on the streets of Nigeria. What are we REALLY going to do???? #EndSARS”
Reacting to the video of Desmond Elliot proposing the regulation of social media, she writes:
“This ‘respect’ mentality has really done a number on us in Nigeria. Hon Desmond is more concerned about ‘children’ cursing on social media than he is about better governance and true leadership. Again he has shown us his priorities”
See her tweets below:
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