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May7ven Signs Music Deal with Skata Records Entertainment UK – Record Label Agreements

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Nigerian Entertainment Today (NET) reports  May7ven, British-Nigerian songstress, allegedly just inked a record label deal with Skata Records Entertainment (SRE). Who is SRE? I have never heard of them so I do not know. However, who they are is not per se relevant to you. What is relevant to you is, as an artist or a record label, is what …

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Winners NEA Awards 2011 + Superior Legal Minds Needed in Building Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry

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The 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards just wrapped up and while I wasn’t there, members of my Ladybrille team have been present this weekend covering the event, and of course keeping me updated. I can’t wait to actually read and hear their full report(s). Visit and to stay updated about news from the event. I’ve got a shortlist of some …

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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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Stephanie Okereke is New Brand Ambassador for Kanekalon Hair – What to Know Before You Sign a Brand Ambassador Contract

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How cool is it that Nigerian celebrities continue to build strong brand value worth writing home about? This year, we have seen a handful sign brand ambassador deals for diverse products and services.  In music, for example, Banky W and Sasha P signed a deal, earlier this year, with Samsung. Prior to that, Munachi Abii signed a deal with Lux …