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Audu Maikori, Roc Nation & MI Abaga: AML Listener Speaks on Audu’s Appearance on The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak

I’ve received some feedback from many of you about my recent interview with Audu Maikori,  a Nigerian Entertainment Lawyer and C.E.O. of Chocolate City Group, a music and entertainment company with one of the leading records label in Nigeria. While the responses have all been great, this one by far is one of my favorites,…

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Omolara Give Me Christmas

Music: ‘Give Me Christmas’ by Omolara (Lyric Video)

As unsung heroes go, Omolara is probably deserving of a symphony. In the time since her last official releases (2011’s “Lover” and “Transformation”) she has been penning lyrics and scoring melodies for some of the most enjoyed hit songs that have graced the airwaves including (but not limited to) songs for Asa ,Bez, Mo’ Cheddah…

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AML027: Music Industry Issues with Audu Maikori, C.E.O Chocolate City Music & Entertainment Group

“Audu Maikori is the Founder/CEO of Chocolate City Group, touted by many as Nigeria’s foremost media /entertainment Company. Founded in 2005, the company – which consists of Chocolate City Music, Chocolate City Media and Chocolate City Distribution – has made giant strides both locally and internationally, winning awards and several accolades in the process. The…

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Violence Against Women: (Video) What is it in a Nigerian Man’s Constitution that Leads to him Abusing a Woman? How Do Nigerian Mothers Train their Sons Not to Become Abusers?

A rather interesting question posed to mothers about how they train their Nigerian boys who end up becoming abusers. As the guests say, mothers are not the sole focus. While they have a huge role to play in raising boys who will not become abusers, we should not and cannot exonerate the fathers. They are…

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ETCETERA takes on the Likes of 9ice & Other Entertainers who Ventured into Politics & Lost their Primaries

Writer & Musician Etcetera takes on the Likes of musician 9ice and other entertainers who ventured into politics and lost. Etcetera continues to cause a bit of consternation among industry circles with his writings. The losers: Dayo Adeneye, Kate Henshaw, KSB, 9ice, Kenneth Okonkwo (backed out). They tried. Winner: Desmond Elliot. -Uduak “My dear entertainers…

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NCC Approves AVRS Operational License

NCC Approves Nigeria’s Sole Audio Visual Rights Collecting Management Organization

We are making progress, slowly but surely, in the entertainment industry. Read the official press release below. -Uduak ADDRESS BY MR. MAHMOOD ALI-BALOGUN, CHAIRMAN AUDIO VISUAL RIGHTS SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (AVRS) AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE APPROVAL OF AVRS AS A CMO BY NCC ON DEC. 2, 2014. The process of establishing a collective…

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Video: Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry, a Call for Focus and Innovation

Highlights: 1. Reduce the number of international artists performing in Nigeria. 2. Producers should receive credit for their work. 3. Changes need to happen in music publishing, and distribution. 4. A more structured industry is necessary. 5. Nigeria’s entertainment industry cannot sustain itself so technically it is not an industry. -Uduak

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VIDEO: Nollywood Producer & Actor Patrick Doyle on Nigeria’s New Audio Visual Rights Society & Entertainers Going into Politics

Film industry veteran Patrick Doyle shares his insights on movies and soap operas from Latin America in Nigeria, discusses entertainers going into politics and Nigeria’s newly approved Audio Visual Rights Society, a collection management organization for audio/visual works. -Uduak

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