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Churchill Seeks Court Injunction Against Tonto Dikeh & Linda Ikeji to Prevent Exploitation of his Child in Upcoming Reality TV Show

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Folks, a few weeks ago, Linda Ikeji, a popular blogger turned media entrepreneur, released a video promo clip announcing the launch of a new reality television show titled ‘King Tonto.’ The clip featured Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh who was quite dramatic in it. Her dramatic antics was nothing unusual. What was unusual, however, was that the promo featured her child …

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Music Icon Onyeka Onwenu Sues Jason Njoku’s IROKING for ₦205 Million Over Copyright Infringement of Songs

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Onyeka Onwenu, a Nigerian and African music icon, has sued British-Nigerian Jason Njoku’s IROKING for 205 million naira over alleged copyright infringement of her songs. On January 14, 2018, Onwenu announced her intention to sue the company, and now, according to The Nation’s Newspaper, she has indeed filed her suit. Onwenu’s public statements on why she was filing the suit: …

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5 Nigerian Artists with the Biggest PR Crisis of 2017

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In 2017, Nigeria’s music industry recorded some important milestones in taking its music to the world and showcasing the works of its artists. Nevertheless, there were some shocking moments in the industry that served as great teaching points about the music business and the law, and reputation management. Here are some of those moments in the form of the 5 Nigerian …

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Celebrities Behaving Badly: N6 & M.I Abaga Fight at SDC Palmwine Festival

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Celebrities Behaving Badly (CBB) is a category on AML launched in April 2012 to gather the foolishness on social media by celebrities and to use it as a way of discussing, public relations and branding. On to today’ s post… Show Dem Camp had a spectacular 2017. To close out the year, the very talented hip-hop band decided to host …

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COSON Saga: Music Icon Onyeka Onwenu, in 2015, Raised the Same Collusion Issues Against Okoroji the Board Now Raises

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Music icon Onyeka Onwenu who has been a Tony Okoroji nemesis for a long time apparently raised the same collusion issues now raised by COSON Board members Efe Omoregbe, Obi Asika et al. regarding Okoroji’s intermingling of his company’s affairs with his role as COSON Chairman to the detriment of the organization and its members. See the alleged internal documents …

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Breaking: (Reaffirmed) Tony Okoroji Fired as Chairman of COSON, Nigeria’s Performing Rights Organization + Why it Happened

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2018 is already turning out to be a very interesting year with a showdown taking place within Nigeria’s performing right organization, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON). Tony Okoroji, the man who helped spearhead the organization and served as its chairman has now been fired (sacked). Timeline of Events COSON Board Fires Okoroji on December 7, 2017. Efe Omorogbe voted in …

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Is Linda Ikeji’s Grudge Against Wizkid Hurting the Afrobeats Movement & Culture?

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In April 2016, Linda Ikeji indirectly discussed, on her blog, Wizkid’s refusal to acknowledge his second child from his second “baby mama.” Her reporting resulted in a very ugly/nasty behaviour by Wizkid including threatening physical assault on Ikeji. After fans of Wizkid also joined in heaping insults and threatening violence against her, Ikeji,  rightfully engaged the Lagos State Police. The …