Industry Moves: Iredumare Opeyemi Leaves BOOMPLAY, Now Head Legal & Partnership Manager (Snr.) at MTN

Iredumare Opeyemi, Director of Legal and Business Affairs at Transnet Music Limited (BOOMPLAY), has left his high profile job for yet another one with MTN Group Limited, a leading multinational mobile telecommunications company in Africa. Opeyemi joins MTN as ‘Head Legal and Partnership Manager (Snr.), Music Services.’ “It was a beautiful experience being part of …

Industry Moves: Osagie Alonge Leaves Ringier’s Pulse Nigeria, Now Director of Growth at ORide

Popular and controversial journalist and media executive Osagie Alonge has left Ringier Africa’s Pulse Nigeria, for a role as Director of Growth at O’Ride, an Uber type hailing service for motorbikes in Nigeria. ORide is a subsidiary of OPay, a mobile money service company owned by Opera. Alonge leaves Ringier after a successful five years …

Industry Moves: Oluwaseun Lloyd Named GM for Sony Music West Africa, Replaces Michael Ugwu

Sony Music Entertainment has announced the appointment of Oluwaseun Lloyd-Kuyinu popularly known as Banko as its General Manager (GM) for its subsidiary office, Sony Music West Africa. The announcement came a few weeks ago, in a statement to the press, with Sony affirming its belief in Banko’s ability to help propel the brand forward in …

“I was wrong for slapping you but I am human” is NOT an apology from Peruzzi or his boss Davido

By now those of you in the African music ecosystem have probably heard of the viral story concerning Peruzzi (an artist signed to Davido’s Nigerian record label DMW) assaulting Pamilerin Adegoke, a social media influencer. If you haven’t, the facts are rather straightforward. About six months ago, January 6, 2019, Pamilerin tweeted several tweets comparing …

MIDEM 2019: Creating a Common Narrative to Put African Talent on the Global Music Map

The focus on streaming, digital distributors and distribution continue at MIDEM 2019. For this panel, the focus is on the African continent. Discussions center on infrastructure, copyright protection, and IP enforcement, and creating a common narrative to put African talent on the global map, among other things. Panelists are: Temi Adeniji, Director, International Strategy & …