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AML Exclusive: (Document) Sony Africa v. Ycee’s Tinny Entertainment Breach of Contract Memo

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This document was sent to me regarding the Sony-Africa Tinny Entertainment licensing deal. Tinny Entertainment is home to Ycee, known for his hit single ‘Juice’. The document shows there has been a back and forth between the parties with no resolution of the issues surrounding their licensing relationship. It also, in my view, could mean that Sony Africa may soon …

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Lagos Court Grants Injunction Stopping Linda Ikeji & Tonto Dikeh from Exploiting Churchill’s Son in Reality TV Show

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I saw this coming. I also questioned if Olakunle Churchill, Father of King Andre, a son born to Tonto Dikeh and Churchill, would attempt to stop Linda Ikeji, Linda Ikeji TV and Dikeh from the exploitation of his son’s image, likeness, and voice in the new reality television show titled ‘King Tonto.’ Churchill answered my question by taking action seeking …

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Churchill Seeks Court Injunction Against Tonto Dikeh & Linda Ikeji to Prevent Exploitation of his Child in Upcoming Reality TV Show

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Folks, a few weeks ago, Linda Ikeji, a popular blogger turned media entrepreneur, released a video promo clip announcing the launch of a new reality television show titled ‘King Tonto.’ The clip featured Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh who was quite dramatic in it. Her dramatic antics was nothing unusual. What was unusual, however, was that the promo featured her child …

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Music Icon Onyeka Onwenu Sues Jason Njoku’s IROKING for ₦205 Million Over Copyright Infringement of Songs

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Onyeka Onwenu, a Nigerian and African music icon, has sued British-Nigerian Jason Njoku’s IROKING for 205 million naira over alleged copyright infringement of her songs. On January 14, 2018, Onwenu announced her intention to sue the company, and now, according to The Nation’s Newspaper, she has indeed filed her suit. Onwenu’s public statements on why she was filing the suit: …

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Breaking: (Reaffirmed) Tony Okoroji Fired as Chairman of COSON, Nigeria’s Performing Rights Organization + Why it Happened

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2018 is already turning out to be a very interesting year with a showdown taking place within Nigeria’s performing right organization, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON). Tony Okoroji, the man who helped spearhead the organization and served as its chairman has now been fired (sacked). Timeline of Events COSON Board Fires Okoroji on December 7, 2017. Efe Omorogbe voted in …