Music Business, Podcast

AML 140: Abiola Oke & Richelieu Dennis Sexual Harassment Claims: Lessons for Employers & Executives

A few months ago, the African Diaspora’s business and entertainment communities were rocked when Black women at Okay Africa and Essence Magazine accused the CEOs, Abiola Oke and Richelieu Dennis, respectively, of inappropriate behavior, and labor and employment law violations including sexual harassment. The allegations were extensive and went viral, forcing both CEOs to resign …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 139: Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’: Merch & Music Royalties for the African Artist

A panel of industry insiders break down Beyonce’s Black is King (BIK) musical and visual album from the angle of the business of African fashion, music, and artist royalties. (Edited version) Guests Elfonnie Anusionwu: Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Style Rave, one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and fashion platforms in the Diaspora. Eji Benson: Creative entrepreneur …

Music Business

@NYPost Please Correct your Misleading Headline Stating a “Beyonce-Endorsed Burna Boy Makes Afrobeat go International”

New York Post please correct this completely misleading and factually inaccurate headline by your writer Chuck Arnold. In addition, at a minimum, you should require your writers to conduct due diligence when it comes to writing about Africa’s music markets and its industry professionals. Supervising editors should also have a working knowledge of the genre …

Music Business

Join us this Sunday, August 16, 2020, for the ‘Black is King’ Africa Music Law Podcast Roundtable (LIVE STREAM)!

BLACK IS KING ROUNDTABLE, Sunday, August 16, 2020 (LIVE STREAM) Africa Music Law Presents BLACK IS KING ROUNDTABLE A panel of industry insiders break down Beyonce’s Black is King (BIK) musical and visual album from the angle of the business of African fashion, music, and artist royalties. Plus we discuss whether her work is in …

Music Business

Why Beyonce Gets it Right in Depiction of Africans in ‘Already’ Video ft. Shatta Wale

When the West volunteers itself to tell Africa’s narrative, it historically tells an extremely offensive post-colonial narrative of a “dark continent” filled with “savages,” in need of a western, usually white savior. Indeed, over the past decade, I have written too many articles to count, criticizing this myopic and offensive view that fails to account …