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Breaking news: Artist Manager Efe Omoregbe Arraigned in Lagos Court for Alleged COSON Forgery

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Things have really hit the fan with the latest news concerning the infighting/war between COSON board members. To catch up with the history of this infighting, revisit the links below. COSON Sues Efe Omoregbe Over Promoting himself as New Chairman of COSON COSON Infighting: Should Efe Omoregbe resign from the board to protect the organization’s reputation? COSON Saga: Music Icon …

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AML 109: 5 Big Trends Shaping the Nigerian Music Industry in 2018

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On the 109th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Ms. Uduak, host and producer, discusses the 5 big trends shaping the Nigerian music industry in 2018, highlighting one trend in each key aspects of the music business value chain. Listen and share. Preview Artist-Management Publishing Distribution Live Events Lawsuits About Ms. Uduak Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), the founder of …

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AML108: (Exclusive) Interview with Shei Funmi, Emerging Artist & Entertainment Industry Influencer

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Shei Funmi is one of the bravest individuals you will ever meet and/or talk to. A media and entertainment industry influencer who began enjoying global recognition and success in his late teens, even attracting American celebrity followers on social media such as Lady Gaga.  Shei Funmi has worked with top African and western entertainment, fashion, and creative brands. Prior to lending …

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AML 107: (Exclusive) Interview with Chude Jideonwo, Founder Joy Inc, Pt. 2 on Buhari, Nigeria’s Youths & Entertainment Industry

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The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak Episode 107 concludes a two-part interview series with Chude Jideonwo, the founder of Joy, Inc. (joyinc.xyz). Episode 107 picks up from episode 106 and delves into why Jideonwo helped convince, through his public relations company Red Media, Nigerian youths to vote for Buhari, why he later came to the conclusion that Buhari was …

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Music Giant Spotify Launches Streaming Service in South Africa

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Days after Universal Music Group announced its acquisition of 70% equity stakes in Kenya’s AI Records,  Spotify announces it has launched a streaming service in South Africa. “We’re delighted to announce that Spotify launches today in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam,” is how Spotify made the announcement on its website. “Offering an unrivalled mix of domestic and international music, …

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Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz Launches his own Radio and Television Stations, WASAFI

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I believe that two of the most powerful tools a person can have in society is law and media. If you are a creative, especially an artist, these two tools are imperative. A knowledge and access to the law helps you protect your intellectual property (copyright, trademarks etc.), while the media helps with the distribution and amplification of your brand. …

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Olamide Launches Television Station, VOTS, Becomes First Nigerian Musician to do so

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Thursday, March 15, 2018, was Nigerian rapper and record label owner Olamide’s birthday, and to mark his special day, he announced the launch of his television station called VOTS. According to Olamide, VOTS stands for Voice of the Streets. Olamide becomes the first Nigerian musician to own a television station. His move makes complete sense from a practical and numbers …