It’s been a few weeks since I blogged. If you are a subscriber to the AML newsletter, you will know that I took a break and it is good to be back.
Last we left off, the hot topic was Nigerian celebrity gossip blogger Linda Ikeji announcing her pregnancy to the world. Ordinarily, this would not even be news on AML, except that Ikeji’s news created quite a storm because many called her out for what they perceived as hypocrisy. Ikeji, they claimed, preached celibacy until marriage but here she was pregnant and about to birth a child out of wedlock.
Weeks later, while many remain discussing her hypocrisy, what seems to be gaining momentum is her insistence on not revealing the identity of her “baby daddy.”
Ikeji has thrived and built a media empire partly through a Maury Pauvich styled exclusive revelation of the “baby daddies” and “baby mamas” of numerous Nigerian celebrities. Indeed, such revelations have caused much conflicts with the affected parties, including the notable case of Wizkid. So, it is indeed ironic that when the roles change and the storyteller becomes the story, the storyteller cannot handle the heat of revealing her own “baby daddy”.
I don’t know how long Ikeji believes she can conceal the identity of her baby daddy. But, one thing is for sure. Whomever discovers the protected information will be the next big publication/blogger to watch.
WHAT I DO: I am a California licensed attorney who helps creatives and owners of business enterprises sleep better at night by predicting, preventing issues, and protecting their prized assets through my transactional and litigation services.
WHOM I WORK WITH: I have counseled a range of clients from musicians, models, actors, actresses, and designers, to diverse business owners in numerous areas of the law including contracts, business law, fashion and entertainment law, copyright, trademark and intellectual property law. I bring over two decades of first-hand knowledge and experiences that are as diverse as they are deep in the fashion and entertainment industries. I am an attorney who “gets it” when it comes to resolving legal issues for the fashion and entertainment industries.
MY ACCOLADES? Please click here for the rundown.
INTERESTED IN TALKING? Reach out to me via email me at (firstname.lastname@example.org), visit me online at www.ebitulawgrp.com, or call me at (916-361-6506).
ABOUT AFRICA MUSIC LAW: It is a first of its kind music law blog providing legal commentary and analysis on issues targeting Africa’s entertainment industry. Learn more here.
For blog-related inquiries (advertising, podcast licensing, feature as a guest, news tips), contact me at (email@example.com).
Full bio: Ms. Uduak Bio/