Chairman, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Chief Tony Okoroji has sent greetings to musicians across the Nigerian nation and across the world on World Music Day being celebrated on June 21, 2017 in hundreds of cities in every part of the globe.
In his message, the former President of PMAN said “those of us who have been given the special gift to spread joy to mankind with our beautiful art of music must recognize that what we have is a rare privilege. At a time when many across the world are under tremendous stress and strife stares so much of mankind in the face, we must compellingly speak the language of music, the language of love, a language that knows no boarders and use our special gift to reduce hate, bring people together and put a smile on the faces of God’s children”
Okoroji who recently released the song, “Happy Music” has asked musicians across Nigeria to understand that they have an important role to play in providing a soothing balm on the frayed nerves of many in the Nigerian nation and pouring cold water on the dangerous fire of hate being lit by some across the country. Chief Okoroji pledges that as Nigerian musicians deploy themselves as agents of peace across the country, COSON would continuously watch their backs.
Fete de la Musique or World Music Day 2017 is being celebrated across the world on June 21, marking the beginning of summer solstice, i.e., the longest day of the year. Initiated by France in 1982, World Music day has been adopted by over 120 nations. This June 21, musicians from all genres and all ages, amateurs and experienced performers, will gather to perform at various public places such as streets, parks, gardens, stadiums, stations or halls and all concerts and performances are free and can be attended by anyone.