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This is the best time for musical copyright society as the Musical Copyright Society Nigeria Ltd/Gte (MCSN) has announce that it has reached an amicable settlement with Multichoice Nigeria Limited on the judgment which MCSN secured against Multichoice both at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal, for the broadcast and distribution of musical works in the repertoire of MCSN on all Multichoice channels within the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This was made known in a statement released by the Copyright Society on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

According to the settlement also covers other exploitations of MCSN’s repertoire on other sister platforms of Multichoice up to 31st December 2020.

 

Having attained this milestone, MCSN and Multichoice Nigeria Limited now see each other as sister organisations which must work for the success of the other, particularly in the area of exploitation of  and remuneration for intellectual works, notably musical works, sound recordings and ancillary works.

 

Since the information filtered out that Multichoice has settled with MCSN and that payment has been made, MCSN has been receiving series of inquiries and in some cases, outright demand for a share of the money paid to it by Multichoice.

 

In response to this inquiries and demands, MCSN would want to assure everyone that due process is being followed in dealing with the subject matter as follows:

 

 

 

MCSN’s Management would make a formal report of the outcome of the settlement to its (MCSN’s) relevant authorities, particularly the Board of Directors and Members’ General Meeting in formal communications and meetings.

 

 

 

Management would then make proposals to the bodies on how the money should be allocated in line with best practices, all which is still an ongoing process.

 

 

 

Noting that the settlement and payment were recorded in the course of the year 2021, MCSN would draw a line between which years should what particular payment fall in and deal accordingly.  For instance, MCSN has to determine what allocation would be made to each year from 2006 and who benefits from whatever distribution allocated to each year, from which all MCSN’s members and international affiliate societies would certainly benefit.

 

 

 

One thing which MCSN has made clear and which its Board agrees with is that all liabilities from the past would not be loaded on and borne by this single payment, as this settlement is purely an opening for more past, present and future incomes.

 

 

 

MCSN would therefore want to assure everyone that any and everyone who has any contractual, legal or even moral claim to the payment would certainly be paid, without any form of sentiment, emotion or blackmail.

 

 

 

Those who have genuine stakes and claim in MCSN should have their fingers crossed and await development.

 

It is hereby directed that all members, who have registered and been admitted into the membership of the Society since 2006 should update their records, particularly their bank details with the Society, as the Society have migrated away from cheque and cash payments.

 

Recall that 5.9billion was recently paid by Multichoice to MCSN through Appeal court judgement. Content creators and music artists are implored to register and upload their contents on GoCreate to access the fund.

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Funke Akindele’s 7yr Marriage To JJC Skillz Crashes

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Music executive, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz has announced his separation from his wife, actress Funke Akindele.

He announced this in a post shared on his IG page this morning. He said the last two years of his marriage has been extremely difficult and that he has moved out of their home on the instance of Funke.

 

”Dear Friends and family I need to let you know that Funke and I have separated. While it lasted we shared a lot of things together and have created 2 beautiful children. The last two years have been extremely difficult for us. I know I have tried my best to fix things but I believe it is beyond repair now. Three months ago and at Funke’s insistence ,I moved out of the house and apart from AMVCA,I have not been able to get Funke to sit down in an amicable manner to discuss the future of our relationship. I’m making this announcement so that the public is clear that we both are pursuing separate lives. We still have issues that need to be addressed such as the custody and wellbeing of our children which is paramount as well as business interests which needs to be disentangled but I have no doubt that all of these will be resolved one way or the other.

 

There have been reports that their marriage has been in crisis for a while now. In the last AMVCA awards, Funke and JJC arrived at the venue of the ceremony separately but sat together and even went on the stage to receive an award won by Funke.

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Meet Upcoming US based Naija Female Entrepreneur, ABIGAIL JOSEPH. Talks About Her Fashion and Lifestyle

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Among the young retinue of female go-getters making waves on the ever competitive American fashion scene is Abigail Olayinka Joseph.So good is Abigail in her line of business that many renown Hair Labels and Modeling outfits in the US are jostling to have her on their team.This is because of her ingenuity and track record where she’s worked.The very beautiful Abigail is the daughter of popular US based Nigerian businessman and socialite, Churchill Olagbayi Joseph and Mrs Aderonke Adeoshun.In this interview, Abigail,who also is into modeling speaks on her fashion style and her dreams to storming the Nigerian fashion scene big time…Excerpts

 

Q1.why are you interested in a career in Hair business and Fashion

 

I’ve always wanted to educate people especially Nigerian Celebrities on the pros and cons regarding fashion.Aside fashion,I also sell classy wigs

 

Q2.What are your favourite hair brands since your experience is mainly in the Hair business

 

My favourite hair brands are Remy and Bohemian.

Q3.Who influenced your fashion style

 

My Mom plays a big role in my fashion sense .

 

Q4.Which Musician do you think have the best Fashion style in Nigeria

 

Wizkid and Burna boy

 

Q5.Tell me about your personal style

 

My personal style evolves around smartness… it involves more of Jeans and Sport shoes

Q6.You’ve worked in the best Hair stores in the US,what is your perception of African American women when it comes to hairstyle.

 

They understand that your hair says a lot especially as a black woman so they go a step further in the quality of their hairstyles.

 

Q7.What is your favourite hairstyle

 

My favorite hairstyle is Stitch braids ..it says a.lot about the woman you are.

 

Q8.Who is your fashion role model?

 

My fashion role models are my Mom and Dad …they are always miles ahead…I pick up a whole lot from them

 

Q9.Do you intend starting up a Hair brand/fashion store in Nigeria and how soon?

Yes, I intend to start a hair and clothing brand soon ..that is definitely my dream and I’m working towards it

 

Q10.Who are your favourite Naija Music Artistes?

 

My favourite home Artistes are Zinoleesky, Wizkid , Asake and Wande Coal

 

Q11.Tell us about yourself

 

My names are Abigail Olayinka Joseph . I like having fun but I also work very hard for what I want .You can say I work hard and play hard. My Mom and Dad play an important role in my life and my career path.

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