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How Diddy’s Revolt Music Summit ft. Candace Owens and T.I. Missed the Mark on the Black Agenda

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Revolt TV Music Summit launched by Sean “Diddy” Combs, just wrapped up its Atlanta Music Summit held September 12.14, 2019. There were many speakers including T.I., Killer Mike, Candace Owens, Steven Pargett of Trap The Vote, Katrina Pierson, and Tamika D Mallory who participated on a panel on politics and pop culture in America. Ms. Uduak’s Commentary First, Candace is …

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The Deals, the Lawsuits, PR & More: Lupita Nyong’o’s Americanah, Davido & Chioma, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi accused of copyright infringement etc.

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There have been a lot happening in Africa’s creative industries and countries within the past few weeks. But here are the main headlines to know and my thoughts, just in case you have missed out. 1. Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa: Two weeks ago, local black South Africans unleashed violence against fellow African immigrants in South Africa. They physically assaulted …

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AML 127: Beyonce’s Lion King Album, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Flame v. Katy Perry, Tekno v. Ubi Franklin (Podcast)

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Is Beyonce Africa’s music industry’s savior? What’s going on with Wizkid’s career? Why hasn’t he dropped an album since 2017? Has Burna Boy finally proved he is an African Giant? Did the jury get it right with its $2.8 million verdict against Katy Perry for infringing on Flame’s ‘Joyful Noise’ song? Was it necessary for Ubi Franklin to put out …

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African Giant: Burna Boy Finally Makes a Persuasive Case for Why his Name Should be in Big Sized Fonts on Popular Festival Bills

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It was the first week of January 2019. Organizers of the popular Coachella festival had just released the lineup of performing artists for the festival. On the highly coveted bill, on the third row, was the name of Nigerian Afro-fusion singer/songwriter Burna Boy (Burna). For most, Burna should have been thrilled that he was performing at a prestigious event that …

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No Album, No Tour, & ‘Brown Skin Girl’ Problems- What’s Really Going on with Wizkid’s Career?

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Wizkid is a featured artist on Beyonce’s recently released ‘Lion King: The Gift’ album and of all featured artists, his appearance on the record ‘Brown Skin Girl’ also featuring Beyonce’s daughter Blu Ivy has gained the most popularity. Notwithstanding this glorious feat, there are many red flags that seem to suggest that Wizkid’s career is in jeopardy of a steep …