P-Square, Wizkid Afrobeats Press Conference – How to Speak at a Press Conference

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Here we go! Africa on my mind. First, a big shout out to the team at Factory 78 who continue to deliver quality content. Whenever they knock on my media brand  Ladybrille’s door,  for the most part, it’s a “yes” response. I am a big sucker for African media and entertainment professionals who come correct i.e. have your stuff together …

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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 …

Kel Walks Out on Capital Hill Music, Termination Of Record-Deals

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(Republished article from September 2010.) In this article, my focus is on the recent official announcement of the departure of artist Kelechi Ohia aka Kelfrom Capital Hill Music (CHM). Before I get into the business/legal shenanigans, let’s get one thing straight. It is What It Is There is a tendency, especially in Nigeria (Naija’s) music industry, when an artist “walks …

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Toni Payne Terminates Artist-Management Contract with Olamide?

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Join my Africamusiclaw.com movement or stand on the sidelines and be left behind. It’s your choice. But, to quote one of my favorite rap lyricist, X.O Senavoe, “I am always on the money like in God we trust . . .aaaaaaaaaaaaha!” So, what’s the latest legal story to hit the news? Nigerian Entertainment Today reports Toni Payne, allegedly, just terminated …

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P-Square Accused of Copyright Infringement, Again!

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In December of 2010, singer Waje accused Africa’s biggest stars P-Square  of copyright infringement of their hit song “Do me.”(This was the second time the press had repeated her story.) I covered the legal issues raised by her allegations and you can read it here. Barely a year since those allegations, and after a very successful recent album launch for …