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Industry Moves: D’Banj announces global distribution deal with Priority Records, subsidiary of Capitol Records

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Coming on the heels of his just concluded listening party for his soon to be released album, ‘King Don Come,’ D’Banj announces he has signed a global distribution deal with Priority Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records. D’Banj took a hard hit five years ago after his business “divorce,” as he calls it, from his business partner and long time …

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Interview: 9ice defends his alleged internet fraud song ‘living things’, his futile attempt at politics, and his yet to be delivered promise to win a Grammy

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9ice has been off the music radar for a bit but he is back on and creating controversy while at it. In his interview with Rubbin’ Minds, he defends his controversial hit single ‘Living Things’ which has been interpreted by many to encourage internet fraudulent activities, his failed attempt at politics, his videos that now lean towards more misogyny, his …

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Why Peter Okoye’s Angry Reaction to FG Requirement that Nigerian Artists Produce Music in Nigeria is Misplaced

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In case you missed it, Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed,  paid a visit to the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) on Saturday, July 15th, 2017, and during that time, declared the need for Nigerian music producers (artists included) to produce their music in Nigeria. He believed it hurt jobs and the entertainment industry that these producers produce in South …

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Diezani Alison-Madueke: U.S. Dept. of Justice files lawsuit to recover over $100 million from Nigerian ex-oil minister and her associates

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The United States Government, through its Department of Justice, released the statement below on Friday, July 14, 2017, advising the American public and the world of its civil action filed in federal court seeking compensation from Nigerian ex-oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and her associates. Read the statement below. -Ms. Uduak Department of Justice Seeks to Recover Over $100 Million Obtained …

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Video: Tonto Dikeh declares war on domestic violence during Olori Wuraola led #1in3Africa campaign

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It remains unclear what actually occurred in Tonto Dikeh’s now-dissolved marriage between herself and ex-husband Olakunle Churchill. Dikeh had initially alleged her husband was violent in the relationship but lost almost all credibility when evidence emerged both from the Ghana police, and her husband’s camp, about her alleged numerous acts of violence against him, his mother and other members of …

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Exclusive: Rapper Sinzu Sentenced to 2 years in Federal Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft (Indictment & Sentencing Documents)

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Coming off the heels of the arrest of Nigerian pop star Dammy Krane in Miami, Florida, for identity theft, among other charges, Babalola Falemi aka Sinzu, a popular Nigerian hip-hop artist, has just been sentenced to two years in Federal Prison in Boise, Idaho, for aggravated identity theft. Sinzu has an extensive run in with the law and overwhelmingly, they …