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Celebrity endorsement gone wrong: Asa regrets brand affiliation with GT Bank

In 2009, Asa entered into a business marriage with Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust (GT) Bank that produced a commercial song titled ‘The Place to be.’ The award-winning singer and songwriter wrote, recorded and performed the song encouraging the public to bank with GT. Fast-forward to March 2017. Last week, a social media user on twitter commended Asa for the song. “I …

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Has Tonto Dikeh lost her credibility? Ghana police claims she is responsible for $20,000 in vandalism of husband’s properties

The Tonto Dikeh marriage crisis and saga has taken a turn for the worse. It’s been months now since Dikeh and her husband Oladunni Churchill took their marital crisis to social media. Dikeh has accused Churchill of domestic violence, giving her sexually transmitted diseases, among other damning accusations. Churchill, in turn, has accused Dikeh of preventing him from seeing his …

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Is El-Rufai out for blood? Police re-arrest Audu Maikori 2 days after his collapse and release from the hospital #FreeAudu

Under Nigerian criminal law and procedure, when a criminal defendant is arrested and released on bail, you typically do not have the police rearresting such a defendant unless the defendant has violated bail conditions. Typical bail conditions are to show up for all court appearances, abide by all bail conditions, and do not commit any other crimes. It is, therefore, odd …

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Music & Entertainment Industry News Roundup: Beyonce may sue Nigerian beauty company, Ayo Jay’s ‘Your Number’ now RIAA Certified Gold etc.

Happy new week AML people. Here’s the latest music and entertainment news roundup: 1. Beyonce Allegedly Threatens to sue Nigerian Beauty Company 2. Fantasia Hospitalized After Burn Incident; Cancels Memphis Tour Stop 3. WizKid Signs Multi-Album Deal With RCA Records/Sony Music International: Exclusive 4. Wizkid Singer wins first iHeartRadio Awards 2017 5. King Sunny Ade KSA no longer performing at …

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Banky W: Fire destroys parts of R&B singer’s Lekki home

A fire on Tuesday morning destroyed parts of Banky W’s Lekki home, including awards, portraits, and small electronics, the Nigerian R&B star said. According to his statement on his social media page (Instagram), the cause of the fire occurred due to a defectiveness in the air conditioner unit of his living room, but lucky for him, he woke up early …

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Don Jazzy launches free wifi service FLOBYT (Watch press conference)

Don Jazzy, a music producer and founder of Nigeria’s leading contemporary music label Mavin Records, has teamed up with Nigerian technology company Tsaboin to launch a free wifi service called Flobyt. The duo made the announcement in a press conference earlier today in Nigeria. “Flobyt Wifi is a free, fast, reliable and easy to use wifi service across partner locations …