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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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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 …

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Ike Onuorah Named 2nd Vice President of Artist Management Organization in Nigeria Led by Don Jazzy’s Father

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Ikechukwu (Ike) Onuorah, a British-Nigerian executive and music entrepreneur, has been named the 2nd Vice President of the ‘Artiste Managers in Nigeria Association’ (AMAN) in Nigeria, an organization headed by Collins Ifeanyi Onwuneme Ajereh Enebeli aka Mavin Grandpa, the father to popular music producer Don Jazzy. The newly appointed executive joins the non-profit that is now experiencing a reawakening and …