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AML 095: (Exclusive) Interview with Toni Payne, Publicist & Entrepreneur (Pt. 1)

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Publicist and entrepreneur Toni Payne is a guest on the 95th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak to talk entertainment business, her career trajectory, the highs and lows of discovering and managing 9ice and much more. This is a two-part interview series. Part two will be published next week Monday, April 24, 2017. About Toni Payne Toni …

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Watch Cobhams Asuquo’s ‘Angels All Around’ Music Video

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On the back of the release of his critically acclaimed debut album For You, last month’s sold-out album launch concert, and the recent launch of his first ever nationwide tour, award-winning Nigerian producer and musician Cobhams Asuquo has just unveiled a brand new live performance video of fan-favourite track ‘Angels All Around’ from his For You album. Filmed during the …

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Celebrities Behaving Badly: “My dogs eat better than some Nigerians,” says Davido’s brother Adewale Adeleke, HKN Music Chairman

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Celebrities Behaving Badly (CBB) is a category on AML that I launched in April 2012 after Seun Kuti went bananas on Obi Asika on social media. The rants and attacks were so intense, I decided to launch the category to gather the foolishness on social media and to use it as a way of discussing, primarily, public relations and branding for …

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Interview: Wyclef talks career, new music, politics & more on The Raro Lae Show

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Raro Lae caught up with legendary artist, and former presidential candidate Wyclef Jean. After a SEVEN year musical hiatus, Raro Lae covered his FIRST tour stop at The Fillmore, in Silver Spring, MD. The show was completely sold out, without an empty spot to spare. Wyclef spoke about his current EP #J’Ourvet which featured Young Thug, and many more, as …

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Interview: Kaffy on breaking Guinness World record, dancing with Ciara & more

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Nigerian-American media correspondent, Raro Lae caught up with the renowned Kaffy Dance and dug deeper into her inspiring journey to success, Kaffy spoke about battling pneumonia while simultaneously breaking the Guinness World Record for Longest Dance Party, which was quite a fight. Kaffy also opened up, about her father disowning her due to her passion for dancing, instead of continuing …

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Branding: Wizkid’s “Fone” accent in new Channel 4 UK Interview is a problem for some Nigerians

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Coming off the heels of being slammed by fans for his failure to have Drake even show face in his ‘Come Closer’ video featuring Drake, Wizkid is embroiled in yet another controversy. This time it is over his lack of authenticity and trying to pretend to be anything but Nigerian through his newly acquired “fone” accent. Wizkid was a recent …

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2017 Billboard Music Awards: Wizkid up for 7 nominations thanks to his feature in Drake’s ‘One Dance’

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Congratulations to Wizkid who is up for seven nominations at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards courtesy of his collaboration with Drake on the track ‘One Dance’ featuring Wizkid and Kyla. Drake who has had a remarkable music year joins The Chainsmokers to lead with 22 nominations. Twenty One Pilots follows with 17 nominations, then Rihanna with 14, The Weeknd with …

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Sync deals: Diddy’s use of Mr. Eazi’s ‘Skintight’ hit song for his Ciroc Ad is tacky and not a fit

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know and have heard the hit single by Nigeria’s Mr. Eazi titled ‘Skintight.’ It is an awesome track that is romantic, memorable, and just perfect. With a song like that, certainly, it is no surprise it has had such a strong reach on the continent and in the diaspora. It is also …