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 …

Wizkid: Uganda court issues arrest warrant against Sony artist for no-show at Kampala concert

A Uganda court has allegedly issued an arrest warrant against Sony recording artist Wizkid for a no show at a concert in Kampala. Wizkid was scheduled for a Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, performance at Lugogo Cricket Oval. Instead, he canceled the show citing “unavoidable circumstances.” Less than a week after cancellation, he followed up with …

AML 083: #OneAfricaMusicFest — The Unstoppable Rise of Afrobeat Music in America

On July 22nd, 2016, 15,000+ people mostly of African and Caribbean heritage gathered at The One Africa Music Fest, held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, to make history. It was the first time that an African musical festival took place on such grand scale; and it comes on the heels of what is a resurgence of …

Immigration: Wizkid says “Visa Issues” was the Cause of his Failure to Perform at Wireless Music Festival UK

If you are a foreign guest artist invited to perform in the UK, US or any other foreign country, it is wise to sort out any immigration issues including your visa petitions ,well in advance, so you don’t end up in a situation like Wizkid. On May 11, 2016, Wireless Festival Music, one of the …