Afrobeats goes global at MIDEM 2017: Watch Adesope, Banky W, Ropo Akin, Michael Ugwu, & Godwin Tom discuss Nigeria’s music business

Afrobeat goes global at MIDEM 2017: Watch Adesope, Banky W, Ropo Akin, Michael Ugwu, & Godwin Tom discuss Nigeria’s music business. The panel discusses Afrobeats and African music, the growth, and impact it has had worldwide. The opportunities that exist within this genre of music. Afrobeats is the new hip hop and not just a fad …

Celebrities Behaving Badly: Banky W’s myopic view on how to spot a gay man gets him backlash from fans

Celebrities Behaving Badly (CBB) is a category on AML that I launched in April 2012 after Seun Kuti went bananas on Obi Asika on social media. The rants and attacks were so intense, I decided to launch the category to gather the foolishness on social media and to use it as a way of discussing, primarily, …

Banky W: Fire destroys parts of R&B singer’s Lekki home

A fire on Tuesday morning destroyed parts of Banky W’s Lekki home, including awards, portraits, and small electronics, the Nigerian R&B star said. According to his statement on his social media page (Instagram), the cause of the fire occurred due to a defectiveness in the air conditioner unit of his living room, but lucky for …

Toke Makinwa Just Had to Steal the Attention from Maje Ayida’s Love Child & his Mom with a Kim Kardashian Like Photo

A few months ago, the public became aware that media personality Toke Makinwa filed for divorce from her cheating husband, Maje Ayida. Ayida, who dated Makinwa on and off for twelve years, impregnated an ex-girlfriend, Anita Solomon, during his marriage to Makinwa. Earlier this year, Makinwa filed for divorce and also included Solomon in her …

New York’s Cos Canino launches UDR Records, signs new recording artist Biola Adeleye

New York based promoter and entrepreneur Cos Canino has launched his own record label called UDR Records; and signed a new act to his label. According to Canino, “UDR Records is the newest division of UnderDaRock Entertainment. The focus of UDR Records is to provide a platform for the most talented up and coming artists …