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Nollywood Rips the Living Day Lights Out of Lady Gaga Name in Nollywood Flick “Lady Gaga” Starring Funke Akindele and Oge Okoye

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“Piracy this, piracy that. Piracy is killing Nollywood. Piracy, piracy, piracy.” How many times have we heard the Nollywood film industry  complain about this. Yet, screen writers, producers, directors and all continue to just rip the living day lights out of names, image and trademarks of famous American stars. The latest thievery is the straight up hi-jacking and ripping off …

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Sheesh! Hintsonline Magazine Blatantly Copies BellaNaija.com, All Sorts of Wrongs on Intellectual Property Fronts

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Sheesh people. I am blown away sometimes by the length thieves take in copying other people’s work i.e. content, trademarks etc. People, Nigeria’s legal systems might not be strong on the enforcement part, and yes intellectual property laws are still something Nigeria and the rest of Africa is trying to figure out. But, please believe me when I say there is …

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NBC Bans D’Banj-Don Jazzy “Big Yansh” Oliver Twist Song, Let’s Have a Debate About Use of the Word “Yansh”

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Do you all know how much I was told that I was a very beautiful girl, growing up in Nigeria, but what I lacked was a “big yansh” and a “thick plump” figure  to be considered truly desired girl by boys and ultimately men? Don’t ask me why people even thought to say that to a young girl. *Rolls eyes.* …

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GLO Drops Kate Henshaw-Nuttall & Jim Iyke as Brand Ambassadors Without Notice, Breach of Contract?

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Just recently I was discussing Brand Ambassador Agreements with you all and what do I know? This news pops up on the radar. I actually read it when it first emerged two weeks ago, but just paid attention to it the second time around because I find it very hard to believe this is true: “News filtered out a few …

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Africa Legal Drama: Colosal Entertainment Sues Soul E for Breach of Contract, Wins ₦160million

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I have covered what happens when an artist terminates a contract with a label and what was at stake when Kel left Capital Hill in September 2010. That situation was amicable. This time, the situation is not so amicable. Artist Soul E signed to Colosal Entertainment attempted to walk out on his label. The label sued for breach of contract and …