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Video: Tyga claims Cash Money Records owes him $12 million, Birdman says that’s bogus!

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Micheal Ray Stevenson aka Tyga, an American rapper known for his hit single ‘Rack City,’ was a  guest on New York’s Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club a few days ago, and during his time there, discussed a lot of topics, including his relationship with reality television stars, Kylie Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna and alleged false rumors about his life. But …

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Ubi Franklin Expands Business Portfolio with Launch of ‘Instant Pick Up,’ a Laundry Service

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Made Men Music Group Founder and CEO Ubi Franklin expands his business portfolio with the launch of his ‘Instant Pickup, a laundry service app. Franklin took to social media over the weekend to make the announcement. The official launch event was held on Thursday at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. Franklin also unveiled celebrity ambassadors for the brand: TBoss, Selebobo, Mr. …

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Video: In case you missed it, Akon Signs Nigerian Music Producer DeeVee To Konvict Muzik

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In case you missed it, Akon, an American-born Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, and businessman, has signed Nigerian music producer DeeVee to his Konvict Music Africa label. While it appears to be something grand, the fact is Akon has had diverse dealings with Africa’s music talents, and we have heard about so many signings over the years but are yet to …

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Mr. Eazi: “I’ve gotten record deal offers going into millions of dollars and I’ve not signed”

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Rising star Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade aka Mr. Eazi, a Ghana based Nigerian artist, recently set the record straight on his music deal with Wizkid during an interview with a local Ghanaian radio station. Mr. Eazi also made clear he understands his value and is strategically positioning his brand for the inevitable windfall in “Afrobeats” music globally. Highlights of his interview …

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Kcee v. Harrysong: I’ve never heard of a record label suing an artist for human rights violation. Have you?

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Almost two weeks ago, Harrysong shared the news that he had been sued by his record label owner Five Music for “human rights violation.” He shared a copy of the face of the complaint filed against him and I have since been wondering what the human rights violation claim is. I have also inquired but nothing seems forthcoming. AML people have you …

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Industry Moves: D’Banj announces global distribution deal with Priority Records, subsidiary of Capitol Records

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Coming on the heels of his just concluded listening party for his soon to be released album, ‘King Don Come,’ D’Banj announces he has signed a global distribution deal with Priority Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records. D’Banj took a hard hit five years ago after his business “divorce,” as he calls it, from his business partner and long time …