Music Business

African Giant: Burna Boy Finally Makes a Persuasive Case for Why his Name Should be in Big Sized Fonts on Popular Festival Bills

It was the first week of January 2019. Organizers of the popular Coachella festival had just released the lineup of performing artists for the festival. On the highly coveted bill, on the third row, was the name of Nigerian Afro-fusion singer/songwriter Burna Boy (Burna). For most, Burna should have been thrilled that he was performing …

Artist Health, Music Business

No Album, No Tour, & ‘Brown Skin Girl’ Problems- What’s Really Going on with Wizkid’s Career?

Wizkid is a featured artist on Beyonce’s recently released ‘Lion King: The Gift’ album and of all featured artists, his appearance on the record ‘Brown Skin Girl’ also featuring Beyonce’s daughter Blu Ivy has gained the most popularity. Notwithstanding this glorious feat, there are many red flags that seem to suggest that Wizkid’s career is …

Music Business

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

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 …

Law & Policy, Music Business

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

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 …

Industry News, Music Business

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

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 …