Burna Boy Nominated for a BRIT Award on the Heels of Grammy Nomination

Once upon a time, Nigerian veteran singer 9ice sang the following lines, “don’t doubt me, I go bring home Grammy,” in his now classic song ‘Street Credibility’ featuring 2Face. While 9ice is yet to realize his dream, a new generation of artist seem closer to bringing home a Grammy win. One such artist is Damini …

AML 127: Beyonce’s Lion King Album, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Flame v. Katy Perry, Tekno v. Ubi Franklin (Podcast)

Is Beyonce Africa’s music industry’s savior? What’s going on with Wizkid’s career? Why hasn’t he dropped an album since 2017? Has Burna Boy finally proved he is an African Giant? Did the jury get it right with its $2.8 million verdict against Katy Perry for infringing on Flame’s ‘Joyful Noise’ song? Was it necessary for …

Top 5 Nigerian Artists to Watch in 2019

The Nigerian music industry has moved from the novelty of international collaborations with artists, awards, touring, and making the cut on coveted lists, to confidently taking a seat at the global music table knowing it belongs there. The question becomes, what exactly are its stakeholders negotiating now that they have a seat at the global …

5 Nigerian Artists with the Biggest PR Crisis of 2017

In 2017, Nigeria’s music industry recorded some important milestones in taking its music to the world and showcasing the works of its artists. Nevertheless, there were some shocking moments in the industry that served as great teaching points about the music business and the law, and reputation management. Here are some of those moments in the …

AML097: Burna Boy U.S. Tour: 4 Mistakes Every Nigerian & African Promoter in America Should Avoid

Controversial Nigerian recording artist Burna Boy is embroiled in a legal battle in New York courts over his alleged breach of a live performance agreement entered into with Vibesland Entertainment LLC, a company owned by Nigerian-American promoter Niyi Fatogun, for a U.S. tour. On the 97th episode of The Africa Music Law show, Ms. Uduak, host …