The president of the Music Advertisement Association of Nigeria, MAAN, Alhaji Abdul Waheed Oyediran, has voiced out in clear terms that his members do not sell pirated musical videos and CDs.
President Oyediran who was on a state visit toRiversState, to see how the association is fairing in the state, made this assertion while having a chat with The Newswriter entertainment anchor.
According to him, it is only those who are selling on the road sides that are capable of selling pirated musical videos and CDs. He used the opportunity to advise members of the public to always do their shopping in shops, were they could buy real musical video and CDs, in order to enjoy the value of their money.
Speaking further, he hinted that his association was concerned about good music, so the association promotes and encourages good music always in the market for members of the public to enjoy.
The humble, soft spoken president of MAAN revealed that he was on nationwide tour to see that his members are living up to date with music and the constitution ofNigeria, adding that his next visit would be toKanoandKadunaall in the bid of promoting good music for the public to enjoy.
He also disclosed that plans are on the way to provide uniforms to his members, so as to be identified by the buying public.
Oyediran further said, his association is neither working for the artiste who sang the music nor for government, rather his association is concerned about promoting fine music for the public to buy and enjoy, in the entertainment industry.
The MAAN president used the privilege to appeal to the government and the media to assist in fighting piracy with the aim of eradicating it in the society completely.
He stressed that a law should be passed in both the Senate and House of Representatives to penalize anyone caught in the act. He also advised his members never to sell pirated videos and CDs in their shops. ###