Jude Okoye Claims Role as “Hard Nose” Manager + How to Negotiate Artist-Manager Contracts (Artist)

I love people that are uninterested in appeasing, kissing up to or trying to change their essence to fit in or make people happy. Basically people who match to their own beat are such a turn on for me.  Hmmm . . . I wonder why? In any event, Jude Okoye, brother and manager for …

Ice Prince Alleged Breach of Contract in Ghana + Can Ice Prince Really Freestyle?

I recently saw this news on Ice Prince allegedly breaching a live  performance contract in Ghana, from some months ago? Say it ain’t so. In any event, the whole fracas was resolved. But a few things for Nigerian and Ghanaian musicians to note. 1. We’ve been down this road before. See the recently filed lawsuit …

Terry G’s ‘Madness’ Frees him From Now Muzik Management #Contract Termination

Can we all agree on one thing here, Terry G is “MADT!” Have you noticed for the most part that Terry G music videos always seem to give him a lot of space, and then they turn him loose to  free his madness? I enjoy his work since I personally love that kind of free …

Promoter Sues P-Square for 3.633 Million Naira Over No Show at Concert #Breach of Contract

Unlike intellectual property laws that are and remain a relatively new area of the law in Nigeria, commercial and contract law is well established in the country. Nigeria engages in a lot of import and exports with government agencies, Nigerian and international corporations. Through these business transactions, many disputes have arisen, over time, and it …

Eva Rebrands to Evaezi: Eva v. Eva, Nayo v. Nayo, Wizkid v Wizboy – Artists Do not Copy Existing Names, Choose Your Own Unique Name

Who was here first? Eva the singer or Eva the rapper? I remember receiving a press solicitation for a feature late last year from Eva the singer and being confused because I was pretty sure Eva was not a singer but a rapper. When I looked closely at the solicitation, I was even more convinced …