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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, …

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AML 095: (Exclusive) Interview with Toni Payne, Publicist & Entrepreneur (Pt. 1)

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Publicist and entrepreneur Toni Payne is a guest on the 95th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak to talk entertainment business, her career trajectory, the highs and lows of discovering and managing 9ice and much more. This is a two-part interview series. Part two will be published next week Monday, April 24, 2017. About Toni Payne Toni …

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AML 094: (Exclusive) Interview with D-Black, hip-hop artist & business mogul on the business of music in Ghana

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Born in Accra, Ghana to a father who was a businessman and a mother who was a public servant, Desmond Kwesi Blackmore aka D-Black, nevertheless, grew up in a single-parent home. Growing up, his mother disapproved of hip-hop music in the home. Nevertheless, D-Black found a way to gain access to it through his elder siblings who introduced him to …

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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 …