“Education in the area of copyrights and self-awareness are the first steps to fighting a monster, this is not the time to blame or point accusing fingers, we need to protect our rights.”
These were the words of Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TuFace as he delivered his paper at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference held on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at the Grand hall of Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
Idibia who delivered a speech themed, ‘Slaying the Collective Rights Monster,’ talked about how the music industry needed to collectively put an end to the controversy surrounding the issue of rights and royalty payment in Nigeria.
He also seized the opportunity to talk about issue of individual responsibility even as he implored the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation to make sure that the broadcast media obey the ethics of their profession especially as music logging is concerned.
Considering the importance of the issue, it was therefore not surprising that it attracted the attention of several discussants at the conference including IK Osakioduwa and Olisa Adibua, On-Air personality/show hosts; Tony Okoroji, Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria and Eddie Lawani, entertainment consultant who took turns to suggest the way forward.