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#Wizkid Fails to Perform at #Coachella Again – Overwhelmed Artist, Incompetent Management or a Reflection of the True State of the Nigerian Music Industry?

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As we all know by now, Wizkid was scheduled to perform on the main stage at the prestigious Coachella festival on April 14 and April 21, 2018, in Southern California, near Los Angeles. On April 14, 2018, he was a no-show and tweeted to the public via Twitter, less than 24 hours before his performance, that his band’s visa issues …

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Linda Ikeji Soon to Debut Netflix Type Streaming Service for Nigeria, May 2018

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Linda Ikeji, blogger turned media mogul, has announced she will launch a  Netflix type streaming service for Nigeria called Linda Ikeji TV. The platform debuts next month, May 22, 2018. Before you read the statement she shared publicly with her fans on her blog, I must say I applaud her tenacity, determination, drive and focus to see her vision come …

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AML 112: Coachella 2018: 3 real reasons Wizkid cancelled performance

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On the 112th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Ms. Uduak, host and producer, discusses the three real reasons she believes one of Nigeria/Africa’s biggest pop acts failed to show to perform at the prestigious Coachella Music Festival on April 14, 2018. Listen and share. Preview The facts Reason #1 – Poor Planning Reason #2 – High Cost of …

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Nigerian Copyright Commission Director Issues Statement Regarding COSON Board Leadership Crisis

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Read the detailed press statement from the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission addressing the leadership crisis within the COSON Board and threatening to step in, if necessary, to put an end to it. -Ms. Uduak TEXT OF PRESS BRIEFING BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NIGERIAN COPYRIGHT COMMISSION, MR. AFAM EZEKUDE, ON THE DISPUTE IN THE GOVERNING BOARD OF COPYRIGHT …

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COSON & Tony Okoroji Explain What Last Week’s Arrest & Arraignment of 2 Face’s Manager Efe Omoregbe was all About

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Last week I told you about the arrest and arraignment of 2 Face Idibia’s manager, Efe Omoregbe, who claims he is the new Chairman of COSON. Below is COSON and Tony Okoroji’s explanation, via way of a press statement, of what Omoregbe’s arrest was all about. -Ms. Uduak PUBLIC STATEMENT: THE TRUTH OF THE EFE OMOROGBE ARREST & ARRAIGNMENT “The …

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AML 111: (Exclusive) Emma Ugolee Pt. 2: Dealing with kidney failure, dialysis, & finding hope

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In the 111th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak, media personality and entertainment industry veteran, Emma Ugolee, gets deeply personal with discussing work-life balance in the entertainment industry. Specifically, he discusses how he discovered he had kidney failure, the symptoms, the diagnosis, dealing with the disease through dialysis, losing over 10 friends to the disease, his …

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AML 110: (Exclusive) Emma Ugolee on Payola in the Nigerian Music Industry and the talents, labels, executives and networks killing the ecosystem

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Long before there was a music video (MV) industry, video awards, countless MV countdown shows, and before MVs became a revenue source for labels and artists, Nigerian artists did not know how to use their MVs to promote their songs, neither did they have a platform to air them. One man, however, Emmanuel (Emma) Ugolee, a broadcast industry veteran, had …