Music Business

P-Square, Wizkid Afrobeats Press Conference – How to Speak at a Press Conference

Here we go! Africa on my mind. First, a big shout out to the team at Factory 78 who continue to deliver quality content. Whenever they knock on my media brand  Ladybrille’s door,  for the most part, it’s a “yes” response. I am a big sucker for African media and entertainment professionals who come correct …

Law & Policy, Legal Drama, Music Business

Africa Legal Drama: Colosal Entertainment Sues Soul E for Breach of Contract, Wins ₦160million

I have covered what happens when an artist terminates a contract with a label and what was at stake when Kel left Capital Hill in September 2010. That situation was amicable. This time, the situation is not so amicable. Artist Soul E signed to Colosal Entertainment attempted to walk out on his label. The label sued …

Legal Drama, Music Business

Kel Walks Out on Capital Hill Music, Termination Of Record-Deals

(Republished article from September 2010.) In this article, my focus is on the recent official announcement of the departure of artist Kelechi Ohia aka Kelfrom Capital Hill Music (CHM). Before I get into the business/legal shenanigans, let’s get one thing straight. It is What It Is There is a tendency, especially in Nigeria (Naija’s) music …

Legal Drama, Music Business

Toni Payne Terminates Artist-Management Contract with Olamide?

Join my Africamusiclaw.com movement or stand on the sidelines and be left behind. It’s your choice. But, to quote one of my favorite rap lyricist, X.O Senavoe, “I am always on the money like in God we trust . . .aaaaaaaaaaaaha!” So, what’s the latest legal story to hit the news? Nigerian Entertainment Today reports …

Legal Drama

Who You Calling a “Gorilla Monkey?” African Immigrant Settles for $210,000 Against NYU Boss

Two key ways to re-brand Africa in the West (which most of you who follow my work know I am gun ho about); you do so through media and the law/legal system.If you study history, you will see that, ultimately, for substantial change to occur for disenfranchised or marginalized groups in America, the law had …