On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, the Nigerian Copyright Commission honored PMAN President, Pretty Okafor, with an award for his tireless efforts in pushing for the New Copyright Act 2022, which was signed into law by the President of Nigeria.
At the award ceremony, Mr Okafor thanked the Nigerian Copyright Commission for their recognition, and outlined the benefits of the Act. He highlighted that the New Copyright Act 2022 will ensure that the rights of performers and authors are better protected, and that they will receive fair compensation for their work. He also stated that the Act will provide for a better and more efficient mechanism for collecting royalties for the use of musical works and sound recordings, which will stimulate the Nigerian music industry.
Mr Okafor's commitment to ensure that performers and authors in Nigeria have better protection and fair compensation for their work was highly praised by the audience. He ended his speech by reiterating that the New Copyright Act 2022 will benefit all stakeholders and will help to stimulate the Nigerian music industry.
The Prestigious award was presented by NCC as attested by Dr John Asein, NCC DG, former honorable commissioner of information Lagos state Mr Steve Ayorinde handed the award to PMANs president