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AML120: Entertainment Law Roundtable 2019 – Tekno, Jeff Bezos, XXXTentacion & More!

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As Africa’s entertainment industry continues to evolve, and command a  stronger presence in the United States, Ms. Uduak, a Fashion and Entertainment lawyer, publisher, producer and host of The Africa Music Law Show, turns to a few leading Nigerian-American entertainment lawyers/business minds for their observations  about industry trends, controversies, and legal disputes, including those they are driving. The entertainment law …

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Top 10 African Dance Styles That Went Viral in 2018

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Can you copyright dance moves? The foregoing question was one the 2 Milly vs. Fornite lawsuit brought to the forefront in an American federal court. While that case raised issues about copyright protection for choreographic works, African dance creators created dance moves that went viral, globally. Here are the top 10 African dance styles that went viral in 2018 compiled …

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Top 5 Nigerian Artists to Watch in 2019

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The Nigerian music industry has moved from the novelty of international collaborations with artists, awards, touring, and making the cut on coveted lists, to confidently taking a seat at the global music table knowing it belongs there. The question becomes, what exactly are its stakeholders negotiating now that they have a seat at the global music table? Do they know …

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AML Top 10 Podcasts of 2018

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Happy New Year AML People! Let’s officially get things started for 2019 by reviewing the top 10 podcasts of 2018 on The Africa Music Law Show with yours truly. Davido’s win at the BET Awards comes in at number one, while the allegation by Danfo Drivers against Tekno for copyright infringement takes second place. One of the biggest stories of …

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Genevieve Nnaji ‘Lionheart’ FilmOne Controversy: A Case of Ego or Entitlement?

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In 2014, after a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) the year before, the filmmakers of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ directed by Biyi Bandele faced major resistance when they tried to obtain a certification from the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) for “Half of a Yellow Sun,” in time for the film’s release date in …