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Victoria Kimani is leaving Chocolate City Music

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Singer and songwriter Victoria Kimani recently took to social media to announce that she would be leaving Chocolate City. She drops the news on the heels of a new music video titled ‘lover.’ Is this a publicity stunt? Who knows and who cares?

Kimani has spent time and worked as a songwriter in Los Angeles. She knows how labels generally work. She also knows or should know going on social media to announce her intended exit the way she has is unnecessary. This is because, from day one, Kimani has represented to the public that Chocolate City gave her free reins to control her sound style, image, and direction. However, what she has served up, in my view, has been a brand narrative of an artist who is quite confused about her identity. Today, she is a pastor’s kid, tomorrow an American. The next day a Nigerian, the day after Kenyan and everything in between. There is no integration of any of these identities.

Perhaps now she can step back and really think it through.

In any event, the parties have outgrown themselves and she is ready for something new. Good for her. Goodbye to Kimani and best of luck wherever she lands next. She is talented. She’ll do great once she is clear about what she wants.

-Ms. Uduak

Read also –>  DJ Caise leaves Chocolate City, has the label lost its spark?

Mann “these labels got me feelin independent!!!!” But still I keep pushing cuz greater is HE that is in me than he that is in the world.

“SAFARI is my last project with @choccitymusic …. Excited about what’s NEXT!”

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

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