The premises of Lagos Sheraton Hotel & Towers Ikeja will be abuzz on Monday, November 2, 2015 as Nigeria’s best brains, legal scholars and the stars of the nation’s creative industries gather for the 2015 COSON Lecture, one of the key events of the much talked about COSON Week holding from November 1 to 7. The theme of this year’s lecture, which is attracting significant interest, is “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY”.
A major highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Copyright Grand Medal to the nation’s elder statesman and unsurpassed legal luminary, Prince Bola Ajibola. Prince Ajibola, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association distinguished himself as a Judge of the World Court at The Hague. Prince Ajibola was Attorney-General of the Federation in Nigeria and during his tenure played a pivotal role in the promulgation of the Nigerian copyright law which has formed the bedrock of the immense activity in popular music, movies, programming and similar creative endeavors in the country.
81 year old Prince Bola Ajibola who will be the Guest of Honour at the COSON Lecture will be the first individual to be presented with the Copyright Grand Medal.
This year’s COSON Lecture will be chaired by IT guru and business mogul, Chief Leo Stan Ekeh who is chairman of Zinox Technologies, Task Systems, Technology Distributions Ltd and several other ground breaking companies in the technology sector.
Speaking about the upcoming COSON Lecture, Chairman Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji said, “I am highly elated. The arrangements for the COSON Lecture are going on very well. For a living legend like Prince Bola Ajibola who is rarely seen in public, to accept to honour us with his presence at the COSON Lecture is mind blowing. If you read my book, ‘Copyright & the New Millionaires’, you will see the historic role played by this great nationalist to shape the future of the Nigerian creative community. I cannot think of any other Nigerian more deserving of the Copyright Grand Medal than Prince Ajibola.
“I am also excited that we will have as Chairman another exceptional Nigerian. Chief Leo Stan Ekeh has used technology to shape our country in ways which many people are unaware of. To have him chair the COSON Lecture dealing with the digital economy is a privilege. The COSON Lecture is being organized to the very high standards for which COSON is known. We will have a great panel of discussants whose names we will announce in the coming days. I also wish to express our appreciation to First Bank, the nation’s No. 1 bank for its support of the COSON Lecture. Already, we have a huge demand for the IVs to the COSON Lecture. It will clearly be an unforgettable day on November 2”.
The COSON Lecture is one of the seven major events of the roaring COSON Week which begins on Sunday November 1 with COSON in the Church, the red carpet National Day of Prayer and Invocation to the Almighty which will hold at KICC Prayer Dome in Maryland, Lagos. Other events of the much awaited COSON Week include COSON in the Streets all over the streets of Lagos; the COSON Green Ball at the MUSON Center, Lagos; COSON All Stars Table Tennis Blow Out at Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere and the massive COSON Song Awards at the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel & Suites. The COSON Week will end with a big bang on Saturday, November 7 as COSON Storms the Beach with an armada of 100 of Nigeria’s ‘A’ list stars with high octane music who will take over the Atican Beach Resort, off Abraham Adesanya Estate, Ajah for what is billed to be Africa’s biggest beach concert ever.