AML 135: Artist Manager Bond Stanley Ebigbo on New Book, ‘Grounded Ways to the Music Business.’

Bond Stanley Ebigbo, (Guest) is the founder of Grounded Promotions and a seasoned artist manager responsible for guiding the professional careers of Nigeria’s leading artists including hip-hop artist Phyno. Ebigbo, for example, guided Phyno’s career from 0 to over 10 million combined fan base on social networks (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.), world tours, local …

Business Driven: Banky W Clears Up Rumor on Wizkid Split, Talks Music Business on Factory 78

Banky W’s EME Records made AML’s  “The 3 ABSOLUTELY HOTTEST Record Labels of 2012” feature last year. Listen in on his discussion with Factory 78 to see why. By the way, it would be nice if people lay off the jokes about the size of his head or why he always has his hat on …

Why P-Square and I Don’t Belong to Any Collecting Society –Jude Okoye

P-Square’s Manager Jude Okoye, who also happens to be their brother, explains why his artists and record label/entertainment outfits do not below to any collection society i.e. COSON or MCSN in Nigeria. Do you agree with his take? Share your thoughts. “Since many music fans have been itching to find out why P-Square are one …

Interview: Nigeria’s Wale Ewedemi Speaks With AML’s Uduak Oduok on Africa’s Music Industry Issues

I conducted this interview a few years back with Wale Ewedemi who is now founder and Director of Creative Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria. The article has since been republished on many platforms and has also been licensed and reproduced in a South African book on Africa’s music industry; and distributed by one of the larger …