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3 Reasons Why Beyoncé’s ‘Lion King’ Album is NOT a Gift or Love Letter to Africa

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On July 19, 2019, Beyoncé released a new 14 –track album titled ‘Lion King: The Gift’. Her album release was in conjunction with the promotion of a remake of the 25-year-old classic movie ‘The Lion King.’ The movie itself gives a skewed western fantasy of Africa as one big game reserve where you go to find animals and sing “Hakuna …

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Legal Analysis: Busola Dakolo, COZA Staff, Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo and Rape Laws in Nigeria

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Over the past weekend, YNaija TV dropped an explosive interview conducted by Chude Jideonwo in which Busola Dakolo, wife of popular Nigerian musician Timi Dakolo, accused Nigerian Celebrity Pastor, Abiodun Fatoyinbo, of raping her. She alleged it happened twice while she was a teenager. – See the videos below. While there have been numerous accusations in the past against Pastor …

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Industry Moves: Iredumare Opeyemi Leaves BOOMPLAY, Now Head Legal & Partnership Manager (Snr.) at MTN

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Iredumare Opeyemi, Director of Legal and Business Affairs at Transnet Music Limited (BOOMPLAY), has left his high profile job for yet another one with MTN Group Limited, a leading multinational mobile telecommunications company in Africa. Opeyemi joins MTN as ‘Head Legal and Partnership Manager (Snr.), Music Services.’ “It was a beautiful experience being part of a digital music platform that …

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Industry Moves: Osagie Alonge Leaves Ringier’s Pulse Nigeria, Now Director of Growth at ORide

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Popular and controversial journalist and media executive Osagie Alonge has left Ringier Africa’s Pulse Nigeria, for a role as Director of Growth at O’Ride, an Uber type hailing service for motorbikes in Nigeria. ORide is a subsidiary of OPay, a mobile money service company owned by Opera. Alonge leaves Ringier after a successful five years as Editor-in-Chief for the Sub …

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Industry Moves: Oluwaseun Lloyd Named GM for Sony Music West Africa, Replaces Michael Ugwu

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Sony Music Entertainment has announced the appointment of Oluwaseun Lloyd-Kuyinu popularly known as Banko as its General Manager (GM) for its subsidiary office, Sony Music West Africa. The announcement came a few weeks ago, in a statement to the press, with Sony affirming its belief in Banko’s ability to help propel the brand forward in West Africa. “We have no …