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(Analysis) Netflix buys global rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lion heart’ Movie – What you should know

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Although I focus largely on Africa’s music business and law topics on this blog, my foray into the African entertainment space is a result of my interest and passions in fashion and film. That interest extends to my legal representation of clients in those specific creative sectors, and also to my personal interest as a creative to tell African inspired …

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Where is @TiwaSavage’s tour manager? Pop star claims she was left stranded in Kenyan hotel after performing at @Redsanmusic album launch.

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Nigerian pop star Tiwa Savage was invited last Saturday to perform, alongside fellow musicians Demarco (Jamaican dancehall), and Khaligraph Jones (Kenyan hip-hop), at the launch of Redsan’s fifth studio album titled Baddest. Redsan is Kenya’s leading dancehall artist. It is unclear who the specific promoter is that bought her live performance services in Kenya. What we do know is that …

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Let’s talk Wizkid, his self-hatred, dead beat daddy status, and silly baby mamas

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Wizkid has been in the news lately for all the right and wrong reasons. As to the right reasons, within the past six months, he has walked the Dolce and Gabbana runway, signed a collaborative Nike merchandising deal (t-shirts) which sold out in 10 minutes, signed an endorsement deal with CÎROC via Diddy, and as of a few days ago, …

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Is Linda Ikeji’s Wealth Enough to Shield her From the Hypocrisy of her New Role as a “Baby Mama”?

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Linda Ikeji is a Nigerian celebrity blogger who made a name for herself primarily through reporting salacious gossips about Nigerian and other celebrities. Ikeji worked hard at her craft to become the number one gossip blogger in Nigeria, and I dare say Africa. In recent times, she has expanded her brand to include a video on demand service providing mostly …

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The Breakfast Club: Watch Davido Share his Struggle with his Father to Be his Own Man

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Nigerian/African pop star Davido made a recent appearance on New York’s popular morning show, The Breakfast Club, and he definitely had some interesting things to share about his journey into the music business. Particularly interesting was an in-depth discussion about his Father’s efforts to thwart his goal to pursue music. It is one thing to tell a Nigerian parent that …