Legal Drama

U.S. Promoter who allegedly hired Dammy Krane’s services was previously arrested for alleged theft & fraud crimes

(UPDATE: Exclusive: Read Dammy Krane and U.S. Promoter Ebuka’s Criminal Complaint/Arrest Affidavit for Alleged Theft & Fraud Crimes )

U.S. Promoter, Chukwuebuka Gabriel Ilonchowu (“Ebuka”), who allegedly hired Dammy Krane and is an alleged co-conspirator in the grand theft crime against Dammy Krane has a prior rap sheet/criminal history. Court records reveal he was arrested on or about late April and released on a felony bond as of April 22, 2017,  over a month prior to his current arrest for alleged theft, credit card and identity fraud crimes before he picked up a new case, the current one with Dammy Krane.

Ebuka who is of Nigerian heritage, per the recent statement issued by Krane’s family, allegedly hired Krane’s music services to perform in Miami. Part of the alleged perks for Krane who is based in Nigeria was the jet planes Ebuka allegedly used stolen credit cards to rent.

Ebuka’s next court appearance is  June 22, 2017.

If you all recall, I discussed, during the Vibesland Entertainment v. Burna Boy brouhaha situation, the unique promoter-artist business infrastructure here in the states, among the Nigerian/African diaspora. AML artists and promoters, click and listen to that podcast episode below so you avoid that situation and situations like these.

-Ms. Uduak

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Prior Rap Sheet of April 2017

U.S. Promoter Dammy Krane Arrest by Uduak Oduok on Scribd

New charges picked up

Dammy Krane U.S. Promoter Chukwuebuka Gabriel Ilonchowu Arrested by Uduak Oduok on Scribd


“PJ Way” photo via Raro Lae.

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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