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Cos Canino’s UNDERDAROCK INKS Concert Promotion DEAL with LIVE NATION to Feature Africa’s Best in the USA!


It was just recently Cos Canino of UDR Radio appeared on The Africa Music Law Show to talk the Business of Concert Promotions. During his appearance, we took on LIVE Nation and Efe Omoregbe’s flopped United Sounds of Africa (USA) Concert, a few years ago, that had IROKO’s Jason TV losing $90,000. Well what do you know? LIVE Nation representative must have listened to that podcast because now, they have inked a deal with Cos Canino’s Underdarock Concert Promotions arm and Big Moose Entertainment.

Congratulations to both African owned brands. This should be good for our artists here in the states and those from the continent visiting.  In fact, as we speak, if you google “Wizkid LIVE Nation,” you can see some serious promotions of his upcoming concert. Details of which follow below.

As I continue to look at the music and entertainment landscape for Africans in the diaspora, I think there will be some really good business opportunities ahead for those interested in the entertainment industry as our artists and entertainments continue to push to go mainstream here.


Cos Canino on The Africa Music Law Show with Ms Udauk

STAGE 1: WIZKID in NYC July 26th – in conjunction with
Big Moose Ent (BME) & Underdarock (UDR)

NEW YORK, NY. – Live Nation in conjunction with Big Moose Entertainment (BME) and Underdarock (UDR) announces the Wizkid concert in New York City, July 26th, 2014 at the Irving Plaza – 17 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003.

Tickets went on sale few days ago as Live Nation announces first of many concert series featuring African Best
Artists. Live Nation has chosen to work with reputable African entertainment companies that could deliver high caliber artists for multiple cities tour in America. The representatives of Big Moose entertainment and UnderDarock are delighted to have been chosen by Live Nation as the brands to work with on this new initiative. “We were part of the first Live Nation show with D’banj few years ago and we understand what Live Nations wants”. Live Nation’s trust to work with the right artist out of Africa is the number one premise why this relationship is established. According to BME & UDR, they’ve refused to do many events that aren’t properly packaged. They believe the African entertainment have grown to a stage where we can have proper concerts that will increase the value of our artistry.

Fans in American can get ready for a summer and fall experience like no other as this team in conjunction with Live Nation brings the best in Africa to the Grand Stage. Cities tagged for tour in the future are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and of course New York City.
Tickets to Wizkid Concert can be found here:

About Live Nation
Live Nation is a live-events company based in Beverly Hills, California, focused on concert promotions. Live Nation formed in 2005 as a spin-off from Clear Channel Communications, which then merged with Ticketmaster in 2010 to become Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation “signs” artists as a “record label”, but predominantly takes the role of a promoter, rather than “music owner”.

About Big Moose Entertainment (BME)
Big Moose Entertainment (BME) is a premium entertainment brand based in New York, NY. BME is a pioneer of African entertainment in America as we know it today. The company has been in the forefront of many event, shows and concerts concerning African acts in America.

About Underdarock (UDR)
Underdarock is an entertainment promotional company based in New York. Underdarock has served the African entertainment space in America for over 10 years with leading blog entertainment platform ( and a global online radio station ( making waves in recent times.

For contact & More details:
Big Moose – 646 2995929
Don Cos Canino – 347 200 2509
Gbenga Solitude –240-601-1631
Charly B – 973 459 5025
Rasheed – 917 808 1334

This event is supported by: Arik Air, UDR Radio,, AfricaMusicLaw, Bellanaija,, Odufent Photography, NotjustOK, Afrik Royalty Ent, Firematic Ent, NuBreed Ent, African Media, Gas Promotions, AfroSoundPromo, Effizie Lifestyle, Africalabash Ent, FE Photography.

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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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