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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 …

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3 Reasons Why Beyoncé’s ‘Lion King’ Album is NOT a Gift or Love Letter to Africa

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On July 19, 2019, Beyoncé released a new 14 –track album titled ‘Lion King: The Gift’. Her album release was in conjunction with the promotion of a remake of the 25-year-old classic movie ‘The Lion King.’ The movie itself gives a skewed western fantasy of Africa as one big game reserve where you go to find animals and sing “Hakuna …

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Legal Analysis: Busola Dakolo, COZA Staff, Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo and Rape Laws in Nigeria

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Over the past weekend, YNaija TV dropped an explosive interview conducted by Chude Jideonwo in which Busola Dakolo, wife of popular Nigerian musician Timi Dakolo, accused Nigerian Celebrity Pastor, Abiodun Fatoyinbo, of raping her. She alleged it happened twice while she was a teenager. – See the videos below. While there have been numerous accusations in the past against Pastor …