Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tuface, Faze, Ras Kimono clean Lagos streets
Some artistes in the Nigerian music industry on Tuesday turned out en masse to clean up the streets of Lagos, feed the hungry, and visit the homeless.
Musicians who participated in the exercise included TuFace Idibia, who was accompanied by his manager, Efe Omorogbe. Others were Ras Kimono, Dizzy Falola and Chibuzor Orji, popularly called “Faze’’, amongst others.
The exercise was organised by the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) as part of efforts to create awareness about the industry and bring music to the doorstep of every Nigerian.
The event was one of the major highlights of the COSON week which commenced on May 19 with the tag “COSON in the streets”.
In a brief remark during the exercise, Orji commended COSON for protecting the interest of musicians and urged the society to do more
“I appreciate what they (COSON) are doing. They should keep it up,” he said.
In an interview, Falola also commended COSON for its efforts to make the future of Nigeria’s music industry secure. He said the exercise was an indication that Nigerian musicians were serious and committed to the progress of the country.
“Musicians and other celebrities are always viewed as different and separated from other Nigerians, but we have come out to involve ourselves in activities we normally do not do. The activities include cleaning the streets, disposal of waste and visiting the homeless.
“We are human beings. If the people see what we are doing, they will realise that we are all the same,” he said, and urged other organisations to emulate the musicians.
“What we are doing is unusual. It is something that is hard for other organisations to do, but we have to start from somewhere and COSON has taken the giant step.