The entire family of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Nigeria’s biggest copyright collective management organization, is in deep mourning at the passing of the frontline musician and staunch member of COSON, Chris Mba of the “Baby Don’t Cry” fame.

Chris Mba is reported to have died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

Reacting to the passing of the beloved singer, COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, said “I am beyond sad at the loss of my colleague and friend, Chris Mba, a great musician, whose contribution to the repositioning of the Highlife sound is unquestionable. Not too long ago, I visited Chris at his Surulere home with the great Richard Cole, my colleague on the COSON Board. We went to share camaraderie with him upon his ill health and offer whatever support we could. His death is devastating but we are consoled by the fact that as a great artiste, he left great recordings to which we continue to sing and dance to. Our heartfelt condolences go to his family, friends and numerous fans”.


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