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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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Burna Boy U.S. Lawsuit: Vibesland Entertainment shoots itself in the foot with release of Azubuike “leaked” tape

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I have no clue why Vibesland Entertainment released this tape as a “leaked” tape to the media. It is the same way I have no clue why they released a press statement two weeks ago claiming Burna Boy had an injunction when he didn’t. Why would this Plaintiff release a tape that does not help in any shape or form …

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Teebillz’s Linda Ikeji Interview: Tiwa Savage’s husband needs to be transparent to create public awareness about mental illness

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April 28, 2016, Tunji Balogun aka Teebillz, Tiwa Savage’s ex-manager and husband, gave the entire African entertainment industry and its fans a major shock when he went on an Instagram rant about his pop star wife accusing her of sleeping with industry veterans, and abusing and accusing her mother of committing all kinds of crazy atrocities against him. He also …

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Nollywood: Uduak Isong’s ‘Lost in London’ heads to cinemas in June!

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Prolific Nollywood writer and producer Uduak Isong is out with a new movie titled ‘Lost in London.’ Starring Ime Bishop Umoh and Alex Ekubo, along with FunnyBone, Ella Betts, Kemi OlofinMakin, James Morgan and many others, the movie is scheduled for release in cinemas across Nigeria on June 9, 2017, through Isong’s ‘Closer Pictures’ production company. ‘Lost in London’ tells …

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Nollywood Film Review: Director Eric Aghimien breaks stereotypes in ‘Slow Country’

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The Nigerian cinematic landscape is currently flooded with films dominantly oozing with a flavor of comedy or romance in its storyline, leaving moviegoers with little to nothing in the action film category. Of course, it has been a while since movie junkies have been thrilled to Nollywood action blockbusters and when eventually they get a taste, they never fail to …

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Nollywood: Toyin Abraham’s ‘Alakada Reloaded’ sells out ten halls in one cinema on Day 1 of movie debut

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Congratulations to Toyin Abraham for the successful debut of her movie ‘Alakada Reloaded’ which made its cinema debut on Friday, May 26, 2017. The movie sold out at various times in different cinemas across Nigeria and sold out ten halls in a single cinema.  “I was at Silverbird Cinema, Ikeja all day and I was surprised at the reception from fans …

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DJ Abrantee named new ambassador and face of Senditoo mobile top-up app

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Congratulations to DJ Abrantee. It’s great to see his personal brand expand. It is well deserved. -Ms. Uduak — In a landmark deal and first of its kind, Capital Xtra’s presenter, club DJ, host and actor, Abrantee has just been unveiled as the ambassador representing Ghana for mobile top-up app Senditoo, the new cost-effective and secure way to send mobile …

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Mr. Eazi: Jay-Z’s Tidal livestreams tour documentary featuring rising Afrobeat star

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Jay-Z may be having a hard time retaining executives at Tidal, but he’s got a game plan and an end game for the streaming platform, and African artists are definitely a big part of getting him to his intended destination. Smart guy. You can’t knock the hustle. -Ms. Uduak ___________________ Today, TIDAL has released a new original tour documentary featuring …