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Latest Entertainment Industry News: Rihanna, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Robin Thicke, Kanye, Angelina Jolie etc.


We cover a lot of news focused on Africa and the African diaspora, but we also stay on the pulse of industry news in general. Accordingly, here are some of this week’s latest and hottest entertainment industry news:

1.Rihanna Named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year

2. Beyonce pulls out of headlining Coachella Festival ‘on doctor’s orders’

3. Jay-Z to Be the First Rapper in the Songwriters Hall of Fame

4. Angelina Jolie Lines Up New Acting, Directing Projects (Exclusive)

5. Robin Thicke’s Ex-Wife Paula Patton Accuses Him of Evidence Tampering

6. Kanye West Is Reportedly Launching a Cosmetics Line

7. Rick Ross to Host 2017 MTV Woodies, Talks Upcoming Ninth Album: Exclusive

8. Diddy Sets The Record Straight After Claiming He’s Hip-Hop’s First Billionaire

9. Lindsay Lohan says she was “racially profiled” at airport for wearing headscarf

10. Bill Maher, who took credit for Milo Yiannopoulos’ downfall, also defended sex with children

11. AMBER ROSE SUED By Ace of Diamonds …YOU DON’T OWN US!

12. CHRIS BROWN Karrueche Gets Restraining Order HE THREATENED TO KILL ME

Artist spotlight: It’s been a Jidenna week. New album, new music videos, aggressive marketing and promotions, and his interview with Ebro is definitely worth listening. Check on it:


Hot 97 Interview with Ebro

-Ms. Uduak

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Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
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