Grammys 2017: Complete list of winners

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and was hosted by award-winning television personality and performer James Corden. Check out the complete list of winners: Record Of The Year: WINNER: “Hello” — Adele “Formation” — Beyoncé “7 Years” — Lukas Graham “Work” — …

AML 060: Derrick Ashong on Emmy Nomination, Amp.it, Working with Oprah, Music & Tech Trends, Africa & More!

[spp-player]Derrick N. Ashong (DNA), a Ghanaian-American political junkie, media/television personality, musician and music-tech entrepreneur, joins Ms, Uduak on the 60th episode of the Africa Music Law Show for a lively discussion on his career, his recent emmy nomination, industry trends in the music and tech space, Africa, new technology and much more! Listen and share.

“Amp.it CEO and ‘Take Back the Mic’ creator, Derrick N Ashong (DNA), is a Hip Hop MC and musician who made it from a house with no running water in Accra, Ghana to the Ivory Tower of Harvard.  He’s acted in a Spielberg film, hosted an Emmy-nominated TV show, worked for music legend, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, consulting for companies like Nokia and Interscope Records, been a YouTube Sensation, won a Billboard contest for best Hip Hop song, rocked his own radio show for Oprah and has been called a Master Communicator.  He resides in Miami, Florida with his wife and two daughters.

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Video: “I will Ignore Genevieve, Kiss Lupita and Marry Joselyn Dumas”~JJC on London’s Afrohits

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What Went Wrong? Beyonce’s Dad Sells her Souvenirs to Make Ends Meet?

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Video: Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry, a Call for Focus and Innovation

Highlights: 1. Reduce the number of international artists performing in Nigeria. 2. Producers should receive credit for their work. 3. Changes need to happen in music publishing, and distribution. 4. A more structured industry is necessary. 5. Nigeria’s entertainment industry cannot sustain itself so technically it is not an industry. -Uduak