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NotJustOk.com Founder Demola Ogundele Loses Mom, Mrs. Rosaline Olanrewaju Ogundele

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Our deepest condolences go to Demola Ogundele, NotJustOk.com founder and AML reader and subscriber, who has suffered the recent loss of his precious mother, Mrs. Rosaline Olanrewaju Ogundele. Mrs. Ogundele was born October 7, 1948 and died August 24, 2018. The Notjustok.com founder will join the rest of his family in a weeklong farewell event befitting of and in celebration …

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(Analysis) Jay-Z’s Tidal Partners with MTN to Bring its Global Music Streaming Service to Africans

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What do you do if you are Jay-Z and your face has become synonymous with Tidal, a western global music and entertainment streaming platform that you co-own with other leading American artists? What do you do when your association with Tidal is plagued, at least in the press, by millions in lost revenue, high CEO turnover rates, stakeholder complaints and …

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Diddy Promises to Visit Nigeria After Meeting with Wizkid, But Can he Stop with his Condescending Treatment of African Artists, Already?

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Diddy recently met with Wizkid, at Diddy’s mansion in Los Angeles and felt so ecstatic about the meeting, he just had to share the news on Instagram. On the Instagram video he posted on his page, the first thing we hear him say is: “Young Black King, Look at him. Fly. Touchdown came to see the God. You know what …

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Music Publishers Association of Nigeria Makes Urgent Request to NCC to Reverse COSON Suspension

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The Music Publishers Association of Nigeria (MPAN) makes an urgent appeal to the Nigerian Copyright Commission to reverse its decision to suspend The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON). I agree that the NCC should reverse COSON’s suspension, at this point. However, I stress that it is imperative that a newly constituted COSON board is in place before or by the …

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Exclusive: Nigeria’s Zinni Media Sues Floyd Mayweather for $2 Million (See Proposed Summons)

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It’s an all too common scenario that we’ve seen before. An American celebrity agrees to a live performance of some sorts (comedy, music, speaking engagement etc.) in Africa. He or she is compensated with an initial deposit fee or sometimes the entire amount. But, when the time comes to perform, the celebrity is nowhere to be found. The difference, however, is that …