Sheesh! Hintsonline Magazine Blatantly Copies BellaNaija.com, All Sorts of Wrongs on Intellectual Property Fronts

Sheesh people. I am blown away sometimes by the length thieves take in copying other people’s work i.e. content, trademarks etc. People, Nigeria’s legal systems might not be strong on the enforcement part, and yes intellectual property laws are still something Nigeria and the rest of Africa is trying to figure out. But, please believe me …

Ghanaian Celebrities Angry at Vodafone – “Why is Amber Rose Hosting Vodafone Event in Ghana When You Have Us?!”

Both Nigeria and Ghana, in particular, seem to have an epidemic disease of having American celebrities from D-list to B list host events in their respective countries. They also have a major disease of having America’s superstars perform in their respective countries at the detriment, to a large extent, of their local stars. Over the …

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 …

P-Square Accused of Copyright Infringement, Again!

In December of 2010, singer Waje accused Africa’s biggest stars P-Square  of copyright infringement of their hit song “Do me.”(This was the second time the press had repeated her story.) I covered the legal issues raised by her allegations and you can read it here. Barely a year since those allegations, and after a very …

Singer Waje Accuses P-Square of Copyright Infringement

NOTE: Article republished from December 2010 Alleged Facts: This music news resurfaces again, after being published last month here. Waje, a rising vocalist/singer, according to the news, alleges copyright infringement by P-Square in their hit song ‘Do Me.’ Key facts according to the aforementioned news are as  follows: 1) Waje collaborated with P-Square to produce …