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(Photos) Mercy Aigbe’s husband accused of domestic violence against Nollywood star

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Nollywood A-list actress Mercy Aigbe’s husband Lanre Gentry, has once again, been accused of domestic violence against the star. Linda Ikeji’s blog, in an exclusive, claims that the actress has been a long-time punching bag for her husband, but things recently reached a climax, resulting in a need for serious medical attention. Gentry has previously denied hitting his wife and denies …

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Good news for Jude Idada? Omoni Oboli’s ‘Okafor’s Law’ has been selling out daily in theaters since March 31st, 2017

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Omoni Oboli’s team has recently engaged the attention of the press with a press statement and video clip revealing that Okafor’s Law has been selling out in theaters since March 31st, 2017. Well if you are Jude Idada and in fact have evidence to show Omoni Oboli infringed on your intellectual property rights, then you should be exceedingly happy she …

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Mo Abudu’s Ebonylife TV cancels two of its biggest shows, ‘The Spot’ & ‘The Crunch’

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TheNetng.net reports the cancellation of two of the biggest shows on Mo Abudu’s Ebony Life TV. What’s interesting is that the news website also speculates the cancellations are a result of hard economic times in Nigeria. I am not sure that I agree. When you look at the company’s offerings, its success with its Ebonylife Films (Fifty, The Wedding Party), …

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Terra Kulture Arena: Bolanle Austen-Peters unveils new 400 seater state of the art theater

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Congratulations to Bolanle Austen-Peters, lawyer turned entertainment business owner, who recently unveiled her new theater in Lagos, Nigeria. Austen-Peters is best known for her arts, education and cultural center called Terra Kulture which she launched in 2003. Last year, she added the title of producer to her name after successfully producing the movie 93 Days, a movie about the Ebola …

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AML 093: Okafor’s Law: The 4 Mistakes Omoni Oboli made that got her in Copyright Infringement trouble #Nollywood

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It is currently the most talked about case in Nollywood (the third largest movie industry in the world). The case is Raconteur Productions v. Omoni Oboli, Dioni Visions & Film One Limited. The claim by the Plaintiff is that Omoni Oboli and the rest of the defendants infringed on the copyrights of Jude Idada, a Canada-based writer of Nigerian heritage, who allegedly …

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Court lifts injunction on Omoni Oboli’s Okafor’s Law movie, plus read the scripts at the center of the copyright battle

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A large audience gathered last week Friday, March 24, 2017, for the premiere of Nollywood filmmaker Omoni Oboli’s movie ‘Okafor’s Law’ at the Kene Mkparu owned IMAX Cinema in Lekki Lagos. The event, however, was halted before it even started because of a court injunction obtained ex-parte (emergency) by Raconteur Productions Limited preventing the premiere. Mkparu could have chosen to …

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AML 092: (Exclusive) Interview with Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO of IROKO, Pt. 2

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This is the second part of a two-part interview starring Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO of IROKO. Njoku joins Ms. Uduak, the host, on the 92nd episode of The Africa Music Law Show to shed great light and details on what it takes to build a successful media/tech/and entertainment company. Listen to Part 1 here. About Jason Njoku Jason Njoku is …

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AML 091: (Exclusive) Interview with Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO of IROKO, Pt. 1

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Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO of IROKO, joins Ms. Uduak, host of The Africa Music Law Show, on the 91st episode to discuss his journey to building IROKO, the highs and lows, and what the future holds for the company. Njoku also sheds light on industry trends in media, technology, and entertainment. This is a two-part interview series. Listen to Part …