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AML096: (Exclusive) Interview with Toni Payne (Pt. 2): 9ice, Ayeni Adekunle, being a target for six years of public shaming over fake news & more

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We conclude our two-part interview series with publicist and entrepreneur Toni Payne on the 96th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak. In this episode, Payne shares how 9ice and BHM publicist/Netng.net founder Ayeni Adekunle’s alleged actions and inactions, made her the target of hate and vitriolic attacks from the public for six years. She discusses the impact, …

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NYU Unbecoming Controversy: 3 mistakes Toke Makinwa made that created the “guest lecturer” mini-crisis

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In case you missed the Toke Makinwa New York University controversy that brewed and spilled over mid to late last week, let’s revisit it and discuss the three key mistakes Makinwa made that created the mini-crisis. The Background Facts Toke Makinwa visited the United States last week for a book tour for her tell-all book titled ‘On Becoming.’ The book …

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Gidi Fest 2017: How Diplo and the Nigerian spirit allegedly saved the day from a concert that could have gone very wrong in Lagos

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I read the article below last week but had not had a chance to marinate on it. I am actually quite surprised that Chin Okeke and his team did not have a backup plan for the rain since there was allegedly a weather forecast warning of possible rain. Nevertheless, I am happy it all worked out but wow! it could have …

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Good news for Jude Idada? Omoni Oboli’s ‘Okafor’s Law’ has been selling out daily in theaters since March 31st, 2017

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Omoni Oboli’s team has recently engaged the attention of the press with a press statement and video clip revealing that Okafor’s Law has been selling out in theaters since March 31st, 2017. Well if you are Jude Idada and in fact have evidence to show Omoni Oboli infringed on your intellectual property rights, then you should be exceedingly happy she …

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Branding: Toyin Lawani launches ‘Tiannah’s Empire’ reality tv show, and Episode 1 is not bad at all

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Controversial designer, stylist, and personality Toyin Lawani has launched her new reality TV show titled ‘Tiannah’s Empire, and truthfully, Episode 1 of the series is not bad, at all. I particularly like that her show gives the world a glimpse into the business realities of those in the creative industry that provide ancillary services (stylists, publicists etc.) to support the …

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Touring: Falz TheBahdGuy, Mr. Eazi, Davido, Mayorkun, on exciting tours in the U.S, Europe, and Nigeria, respectively

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Falz TheBahd Guy, Mr. Eazi, Davido, and Davido’s protegé Mayorkun are currently touring and it’s been interesting to watch some of what they have to say about their tours. I also like all the diverse strategies they have employed in touring. I do have to say that while many may not recognize or appreciate it, I particularly like Davido’s tour …

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Artist Health: Music Industry reminisces Da Grin on his 7th Year Death Anniversary

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April 22, 2017, marked the 7th year anniversary since the death of Nigeria’s extremely gifted hip-hop artist Olaitan Oladapo Olaonipekun, aka ‘Dagrin’. And members of the music industry paid tribute to the artist by reflecting on his impact and memories of his work. You get to watch what some had to say. But just before you do, long-time readers of …

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Artist Health: Davido’s 62-year-old uncle, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, dies

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Davido and his family have been thrown into mourning with the announcement of the death of his uncle, Senator Isiaka Adeleke. Mr. Adeleke died today, Sunday morning, in Nigeria. It remains unclear what caused his death and the story is still developing. Our condolences to the Adeleke family. Read excerpts about Mr. Adeleke’s death below: “The senator representing Osun West, Isiaka …