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Legal Showdown: Entertainment Lawyer Ope Banwo files 100Million Naira Lawsuit against Toni Okoroji & COSON Staff

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This is an ongoing feud between COSON and MCSN that I have discussed, at length, on this blog. However, the feud took a different tone this week because COSON and its executives threatened a lawsuit against MCSN’s Ope Banwo over the alleged defamatory statements Banwo published on his Facebook page about Okoroij and COSON. COSON published the threat through a …

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11 Nigerian Entertainment Lawyers You Should Know

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UPDATE: Introducing the Nigerian Entertainment Lawyers Group on Facebook Over the years, I have received tons of emails requesting I mentor and/or provide advice to law students, and/or young lawyers on how to break into the entertainment industry, as a lawyer. After recently receiving a handful of such requests from both Nigerian and non-Nigerian young lawyers and law students, I …

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Termination of Record Deals: Stingomania & Ope Banwo v. Trybson Dukoko and Baba Nee – What You Should Know Before You Walk Out on your Label

In Legal Drama, Music Law by Africa Music Law™1 Comment reader and industry insider, Bobby,  left a great comment yesterday about the Ope Banwo v. Trybson Dukoko and Baba Nee breach of contract case. The comment required I jut address this whole thing once and for all. Ope Banwo has also calmed down considerably although he maintains his position that the artists are bound by the legal agreement they …

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Stingomania Ready to STING, it’s Legal War Zones as Ope Banwo Takes on Trybson Dudukoko, Baba Nee and Frank Nero

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NIGERIAN RECORD LABELS FIGHT BACK? As an insider, record labels have informed me about how artists breach their contracts over and over again and they feel helpless to do anything, partly because of fear of negative press/publicity. A few have even sought my PR consultation services. I touched on Stignomania records and I am yet to even take it on …

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It’s War! Stignomania Records Legal Showdown v. Artists Trybson Dudukoko & Baba Nee #Breach of Contract

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Industry people y’all know how it is. Time is not on my side today. So much to do, too little time. But, I’mma come deal with this later. If I don’t you guys remind me to. But, mennnh! This is serious stuff. “Stingomania 360’s boss Ope Banwo has withdrawn all material of two of his label acts, Trybson Dudukoko and …