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AML Exclusive: (Document) Sony Africa v. Ycee’s Tinny Entertainment Breach of Contract Memo

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This document was sent to me regarding the Sony-Africa Tinny Entertainment licensing deal. Tinny Entertainment is home to Ycee, known for his hit single ‘Juice’. The document shows there has been a back and forth between the parties with no resolution of the issues surrounding their licensing relationship. It also, in my view, could mean that Sony Africa may soon …

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Bizzle or Tiwa Savage: Who is Right About Nigerian Artists Expanding Beyond the African Diaspora Communities to Be Successful?

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Late last week, music industry head Bizzle Osikoya shared, on social media, a video of American rapper Cardi B sharing what it took for her to be successful. He also added the following commentary: “Nigerian artist(s) don’t do showcase(s) in  (the) UK or US, everyone is fully blown. They don’t know their blowing is just in the African community. If you …

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Infidelity Crisis: Stephanie Coker Can’t Catch a Break, Husband Involved in Yet Another PR Mess

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Media personality Stephanie Coker cannot seem to catch a break. Ever since her celebrity wedding that spanned two continents (Europe and Africa), it looks like she is having to pay for choosing to marry a “big boy” with all the ostentatious trimmings. Barely a few months after her lavish weddings (traditional and white weddings), her husband, Olumide Aderinokun, was arrested …

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Ycee and Tinny Entertainment Terminate Sony Deal

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After a public falling out with Michael Ugwu, Sony Music West Africa’s General Manager, last year, Ycee and the record label he is signed to, Tinny Entertainment, have now severed ties with Sony. The label issued a public announcement on Saturday, February 3, 2018, informing the public of this new development. This termination comes a little over 15 months (October 2016), …

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Watch Entertainment Law in Nigeria with Nollywood Veteran RMD @RMofeDamijo

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It’s Friday and a great time for a ‘Flashback Friday’ video featuring the Nigerian Bar Association’s (NBA) 11th Annual Business Law Conference’s panel session titled, ‘The Changing Face of the Entertainment Industry – Prospects and Opportunities.’ Hosted by popular actor and filmmaker Richard Mofe-Damijo aka RMD (who is also a lawyer), the session saw some AML lawyer subscribers as part …