Fast Company Feature: IROKO’s Jason Njoku Accuses AFRINOLLY of “Illegally Building (its) Business on (IROKO) Content”

This is a very interesting article by Fast Company about Jason Njoku and his company IROKO Partners. A pleasant surprise to see Njoku’s company featured on fastcompany.com. However, more interesting to me are the legal issues raised in the article, many of which I have raised from the onset on AML. The legal issues, at …

AMVCA v. AMAA, Is There Room for Two “African Oscars” Awards Event?

Today, March 9th, 2013, the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) made its official entrance into the awards event production space. Based on AMVCA’s presentation, publicity, accessibility and online/offline distribution, it looks like they may have or will give the Africa Academy Movie Awards (AMAA) a bit of consternation. For eight (going on nine) years …

President Goodluck Jonathan Pledges 3 Billion Naira to”Project Nollywood” – Who are the Industry Stakeholders to Watch?

AML people what’s up? By now you have heard or should have heard about the recent 3 + Billion Naira pledge/grant by Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan to Nollywood. Pertinent excerpts follow: “The federal government (over) the weekend said it has packaged a special programme known as Project Nollywood with a grant of N3 billion to …

Mealdred Okwo Claims Inaccuracies and Misquotes on Taking IROKO TV to “the Cleaners” Twitter Statement

Mealdred Okwo claims I “misquoted” her and I should “report accurately” in reference to my initial article on this topic. She said I should have clicked the “view conversation” button to see the thread of the conversations quoted. The original screen captured tweet I shared is below. The tweets as captured are directly from Mealdred. …

Film Law: US Lawyer Mealdred Okwo Threatens, on Twitter, to take Jason Njoku’s IROKO TV to the “Cleaners”

I met Mealdred Okwo about 2006 in Los Angeles at a Nollywood film event I helped organize. At the time, there was something clear about Mealdred. She was a straight shooter, a woman unafraid to express herself. There was no mincing words and you did not have to guess where she stood on any topic. …