AML 006: Skales on EME Exit, Alleged Revenge Porn, New Label & Success

Music fans, media and the public alike were surprised when Nigeria’s relatively larger record label EME Records, co-founded by R&B singer Banky W, dropped their artist SKALES earlier this year. Skales was poised to be the next big thing in the industry following the footsteps of his label mate Wizkid. So what really happened, what …

OPINION: The Wholeskale Detour . . . E.M.E’s SKALES “No Vision, No Mission, No DIRECTION, No Passion”

(LAGOS, NIGERIA) I write this with so much pain in my heart, but this too had to be said. A few weeks ago, I was somewhere just chilling, away from the ‘notorious’ Lagos heat, when the radio came abuzz. The dial was on Wazobia FM I believe, and my man Skales’ new song (new at …

AML Exclusive: Promoter Eche-Enziga Emole Explains Why he is Angry Over EME’s Cancellation of the Wizkid California Concert

I previously discussed the cancellation of EME Wizkid California concert which you can read here. As a follow up, I reached out to both parties with pretty much the exact same interview written questions below to share with you all. You can read the promoter’s view below. Eche/ Royal Entertainment’s View. I am yet to …

Promoter Angry Over Cancellation of Wizkid California Concert, Takes to Twitter

It was a busy day for me but one that was interrupted with notice of a canceled Wizkid California concert tour, four days prior to the upcoming show. Apparently, the Promoter behind the event was so upset he took to Twitter to air his grievances. He alleges EME solicited him for a concert. He obliged …

EME Records #Winning Formula, Spinlet’s Monopoly, IROKO’s Bullying – What Impact on Nigeria’s Music Industry & Other Key Players?

I recently worked on a draft article dealing with COSON’s recent billion naira lawsuits against Wazobia and Cool FM. Radio stations are also important stakeholders in the music industry and certainly any steps taken to protect copyrights of artists, cannot do so in a way that is highly detrimental to radio stations. The COSON lawsuits …