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AML 104: Why Davido May Not Be Criminally Responsible for Tagbo’s Death

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Former corrections officer turned lawyer, Ms. Unwam Oduok, is a guest on the 104th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak where she discusses why she believes Davido may not be criminally responsible for Tagbo Umieke’s death. Tagbo died on Ocotber 3, 2017, hours after spending time with Davido and his crew at the Shisha Room in …

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M.I Abaga and Chocolate City sue Nas over failure to deliver name-dropping verse but they may have a problem

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Chocolate City Limited (CC), home to Nigerian rapper M.I Abaga, has sued American rapper Nasir Jones aka Nas in New York State Supreme Court for his failure to deliver a “name-dropping” verse to the label, as allegedly agreed by the parties. In the summons and complaint filed on October 9, 2017, CC, in a nutshell, alleges that in 2013, it …

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More Smoke Puffs from Tiwa Savage: Pop star desperately tries to shed good girl image but her fans are having none of it!

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Roc Nation Nigerian-American singer Tiwa Savage is desperately trying to shed her good girl image but her fans, the majority of whom are Africans, seem bent on resisting her attempts. On the heels of hitting fans with images and videos of her smoking at the Shisha Room in Lagos, Tiwa and her team hit fans, again, with new photos and …

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Peter Okoye Makes Solo Debut with ‘Cool it Down’ Music Video, Samples Mya and Blackstreet’s ‘Take Me There’ Song

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In the midst of the P-Square brouhaha and without any information to P-Square fans on the status of the band, Peter Okoye (bandmate) launches his solo career with the debut of his first official music video, ‘Cool it Down.’ If ‘Cool it Down’ sounds familiar, it is because Peter sampled Mya’s ‘Take Me There’ featuring Blackstreet, Mase and Blinky Blink. …

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#Tagbo’s Death: Davido releases official statement and videos but a lot of his facts just doesn’t add up

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Davido has released an official statement, through his lawyers, that focuses on when he left Shisha Room and whether he left the venue with Tagbo. The video clips are part of the CCTV footage he obtained from Shisha, a bar co-owned by his music manager Asa Asika, even before the police obtained it. In fact, it is alleged Davido is …

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Trouble for Davido? Police reveal shocking truth about Tagbo’s death, arrests Davido’s staff and friends, re-invites superstar for questioning

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More details have emerged about the death of Tagbo Umeike who was Nollywood actress Caroline Danjuma’s fiancé and a close friend to Davido. Sadly, those facts link back to Davido and contradict all previously released statements from Davido’s camp disassociating the superstar from Tagbo’s death. If you are new to this story, please reference the following newly archived stories on AML …

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Why Roc Nation’s Tiwa Savage’s statement that “men and women are not equal” is a great disservice to women in music

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By now you have probably heard the controversial statement by Roc Nation artist Tiwa Savage that has since gone viral. If you haven’t, let me fill you in. Savage was a recent guest on The Beat 99.9 FM Lagos where she was promoting her latest EP. During her time there, the host, Toolz, read questions from Tiwa’s fans. One specific …