Popular Nigerian comedian Koffi Idowu-Nuel better known by his stage name Koffi Tha Guru has been appointed to the Board of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Africa’s fastest-growing copyright collective management organization.
The decision to appoint the comedian to the Board received the unanimous consent of every member of the COSON Board at a meeting held on August 22 at COSON House in Lagos.
Following his appointment, Koffi will take over the position previously held by the late Rub-A-Dub Master, Ras Kimono who was recently laid to rest in his hometown, Onicha Olona in Delta State. Koffi will remain on the Board till the next COSON Annual General Meeting when he will have the opportunity to stand election and if elected by the members, will continue to serve.
Koffi Idowu-Nuel is a graduate of Chemistry from the University of Lagos where he also undertook Theatre training from Theatre 15. He is a multi-linguist from Ibeju Lekki Lagos with a Togolese mother.
Koffi, who enjoys across-the-board goodwill within the Nigerian creative industry, recently released his 13th music album, “Colourborations”, featuring Sir Shina Peters, Sound Sultan, 9ice, Asa, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Bovi, Sunny Neji, Paul Play, ChiGul, Ashny, Diana Bada, MC Abbey, Ras Kimono, Small Doctor, African China, Q.Dot, Maleke, Splufikteam, Ikpa Udo, Classiq, Obadice, Sossick, Isolate, Ruffcoin, Raw, Ajasa, Emmaohmahgod, Woli Arole, etc.
The multi-talented entertainer and master of ceremony extraordinaire, is a renowned comedian, actor, singer and producer with numerous awards.
The father of three is the CEO of FUN Media and author of the book, “Beauty of the Beast: The Scars that made me a Star” his recently published memoir.
Commenting on Koffi’s appointment, COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, said, “Koffi is not just a frontline member of COSON. Like the late Ras Kimono, whose position on the Board he steps into, Koffi is a 100% COSON activist totally dedicated to the cause of the organization. He understands our commitment to the work of building a first-class institution that protects the rights of thousands in the Nigerian creative industry. A number of names were proposed to wear the big shoes left by the Rub-A-Dub Master but Koffi easily won the day because of his continued service to COSON even while he was not a member of the Board. I have no doubt that COSON will benefit immensely from Koffi’s sense of service, tremendous goodwill, brilliance and deep intellect”.