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AML 100: Celebrating 100 Podcast Episodes of The Africa Music Law Show

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Ms. Uduak, host and producer, celebrates 100 podcast episodes of The Africa Music Law Show on the 100th episode. She reflects on the genesis of the show, the most popular podcasts, and shares shoutouts from listeners. Enjoy! About Ms. Uduak Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), the founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. …

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MIDEM 2017: (Panel Discussion) Watch African Music Business: Myths, Realities, Opportunities

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Watch African Music Business: Myths, Realities, Opportunities • Olivier Laouchez, CEO, TRACE (France) • David Alexander, Managing Director, Sheer Publishing (South Africa) • Kwame Ametepee Tsikata, Artist, M.anifest (Ghana) • Moderator: Moana Luu, COO & Chief Editor / Publisher, TRACE Magazine (France) Africa Music Law™ To arrange a consultation to discuss your case, contact me at 916-361-6506 or email me …

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Afrobeats goes global at MIDEM 2017: Watch Adesope, Banky W, Ropo Akin, Michael Ugwu, & Godwin Tom discuss Nigeria’s music business

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Afrobeat goes global at MIDEM 2017: Watch Adesope, Banky W, Ropo Akin, Michael Ugwu, & Godwin Tom discuss Nigeria’s music business. The panel discusses Afrobeats and African music, the growth, and impact it has had worldwide. The opportunities that exist within this genre of music. Afrobeats is the new hip hop and not just a fad not going anywhere. See the …

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Wizkid’s radio interview skills in the U.S. is just bad, he needs to stop “obviously smoking a ton of weed” and step it up

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Sony/RCA artist Nigerian pop star Wizkid has been doing the promo and appearance rounds with radio stations in the United States. And so far, his interview skills are just extremely bad. In the United Kingdom, his interview skills were bad but they have taken a turn for the worse in the States. RCA reps reading this, you need to invest …

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D’Banj welcomes new baby with wife, Daniel Oyebanjo III!

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Congratulations to Nigerian/African pop star D’Banj who is a proud new daddy. A few days ago, D’Banj and his wife (he married last year) welcomed a new baby boy named Daniel Oyebanjo III. The proud father took to social media to share pictures and to accept congratulatory messages from fans and industry vets alike. Given D’Banj’s personal and career trajectory …

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Davido questions how #OneAfricaMusicFest’s Paul Okoye can own several luxury cars but live in an old apartment

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Nigerian pop star David Adeleke aka Davido wants to know how so called multi-millionaire Paul Okoye, the producer of OneAfricaMusic Festival can own several luxury cars but live in an old apartment building. Luxury cars tend to be one of the riskiest investments and depreciate in value over a short span of time. Even if they didn’t, Nigerian roads can and …

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Pia Mia song theft issue: Phyno angry at Pulse Nigeria for suggesting he stole ‘I’m a Fan’

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Pulse Nigeria, a competitor to TheNet.ng, took it upon himself to negate TheNet.ng’s allegations, a few days ago, that American Singer Pia Mia stole Nigerian rapper Phyno’s song. In fact, they wrote and seem to suggest Phyno was the one who stole the song from the original producer of the song, an American. Upon reading this claim, Phyno got angry …

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AML 098: (Legal Podcast) Did #PiaMia really steal #Phyno’s song “I’m a Fan” or is it the other way around?

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The internet has been ablaze, all day, with the accusation that American singer Pia Mia stole Nigerian rapper Phyno’s song titled “I am a fan.” The specific media house leading with this story is Nigerian media house TheNet.ng. Since TheNet.ng published this story, it has gone viral and Nigerians have heaped insults and abuse on Pia Mia, calling her a thief. …