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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

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


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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

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