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AML 103: Is Wizkid Playing Games or Does he Really have a Health Issue?

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This week, we have had recent health scares in the entertainment industry from Nigeria to America. In the U.S., Lil Wayne had multiple seizures that forced him to cancel his concerts, and R&B Singer Tweet was hospitalized for blood clots found in her lungs and right arm. On the Nigeria end, Nollywood actor Sadiq Daba advised the public that he …

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AML 102: (Exclusive) Interview with Michael LeStat, President & CEO LeStat Media & Entertainment

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Michael LeStat, President & CEO of LeStat Media and Entertainment, is the special guest on the 102nd episode of The Africa Music Law Show (AML) with Ms. Uduak. Prior to launching LeStat, Michael worked as the marketing director for R-Wells Media and Advertising Co. Ltd. in Lagos, Nigeria, handling all aspects of television series production, and television and radio advertising. …

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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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AML099: How to Avoid Shady Promoters – The Dammy Krane Case Study

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This week was a legal hailstorm in the African entertainment industry after Miami police arrested Nigerian pop singer Dammy Krane and his co-defendant Chukwuebuka Gabriel Ilonchowu (“Ebuka”), an alleged U.S. promoter who allegedly hired Krane’s services to perform in the United States, for alleged grand theft, credit card, and identity fraud charges. While Dammy Krane has since been released, there …

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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. …

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AML097: Burna Boy U.S. Tour: 4 Mistakes Every Nigerian & African Promoter in America Should Avoid

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Controversial Nigerian recording artist Burna Boy is embroiled in a legal battle in New York courts over his alleged breach of a live performance agreement entered into with Vibesland Entertainment LLC, a company owned by Nigerian-American promoter Niyi Fatogun, for a U.S. tour. On the 97th episode of The Africa Music Law show, Ms. Uduak, host of the show, takes a …

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AML096: (Exclusive) Interview with Toni Payne (Pt. 2): 9ice, Ayeni Adekunle, being a target for six years of public shaming over fake news & more

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We conclude our two-part interview series with publicist and entrepreneur Toni Payne on the 96th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak. In this episode, Payne shares how 9ice and BHM publicist/Netng.net founder Ayeni Adekunle’s alleged actions and inactions, made her the target of hate and vitriolic attacks from the public for six years. She discusses the impact, …