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Linda Ikeji Announces Pregnancy, and Explains Why She Ditched her Own Message on Celibacy

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Linda Ikeji, a Nigerian gossip blogger turned media mogul, announced her pregnancy on social media yesterday, Sunday May 20, 2018. Her announcement was received with mixed reaction from the public. Many have congratulated her and just as many have criticized her for having a child out of wedlock when she has profited from and made it her business to cast Nigerian …

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Noble Igwe Criticized for Urging EFCC to Arrest “Yahoo Boys” Who Use Record Labels as a Front for Fraudulent Activities

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“Noble Igwe, a Nigerian blogger, ignited a commotion on social media Saturday, hours after calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to intensify its crackdown on financial crimes culprits. On Friday, the EFCC said its operatives raided a nightclub in Ikoyi, Lagos, and arrested about a dozen suspected Internet fraudsters, widely known locally as ‘Yahoo Boys.’ Ten vehicles …

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About that Unprofessional Interview Victor Okpala Conducted with Skales

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Victor Okpala, a vlogger who has a media partnership with The Net.ng, recently interviewed musician Skales on his show ‘Vibes with Victor’. At some point, the discussion centered on whether one of Skales musical works was “genius” or not. Skales insisted it was. Okpala disagreed. There is nothing wrong with Okapla voicing his opinion about his view of Skales music, …

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AML 114: Is Tekno’s ‘Jogodo’ a Copyright Infringement of Danfo Drivers’ ‘Kpolongo’?

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We’ve seen this script before. A recording artist releases music. It’s very successful and before we know it, another recording artist steps forward and says, “hey, you stole my music. You used my work without compensation and my consent.” What’s interesting, however, is how blatant these alleged infringements, if true, are getting these days, especially by popular recording artists. On the 114th …

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#Headies2018 – Aramide, Ebiye & Sexism in Nigeria’s Music Industry

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The Headies considered Nigeria’s most prestigious music awards event, was held over the weekend in Lagos at the Eko Hotel & Suites Convention Center. The awards had 18 categories and about 70 nominees. Of the 70 nominees, 10 were women and 6 of them walked away with awards for the evening. One such woman was Aramide, a singer, and songwriter. …

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Davido finally gives Chioma real assurance with Dunes Center sponsored cooking show

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Last week, when Davido gave his girlfriend a Porsche and threw her two parties as birthday presents, and claimed that was “assurance and a lifetime insurance,” I said that was not enough. I explained that the only one benefitting for a lifetime was Davido because all he had done was given himself and his family a lifetime assurance and insurance by …

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Headies 2018: Complete List of Winners

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The 2018 Headies was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel & Suites, in Lagos, and as usual, it was not without controversy. A controversy that is better discussed in a different post. In the meantime, below is a complete list of winners at the reputable, Nigeria focused, music industry event. -Ms. Uduak …