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  • November 3, 2021
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Boomplay, CAPASSO Extend Licensing Partnership | Business Post Nigeria – Business Post Nigeria

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale
The licensing partnership between Boomplay and the Composers Authors and Publishers Association (CAPASSO) has been extended, a statement has confirmed.
The duo first sealed a deal to work together in 2015 and they have seamlessly worked out ways to ensure that composers in Africa receive their fair share of royalties for their work.
Boomplay is a reputable music streaming platform, while CAPASSO is a leading mechanical copyright collection agency.
With the latest development, CAPASSO has increased its mandate to collect and distribute publishing royalties on behalf of the right holders from five to 20 countries across the African continent.
“CAPASSO’s main objective is to ensure that African songwriters and their publishers receive fair value for their works. Thus, it is great to partner with DSPs like Boomplay, who consistently invest in the full value chain of the African music industry.
“It is through such commitments that the entire industry can continue to grow,” the chief executive of CAPASSO, Jotam Matariro, stated.
On his part, the Director of Content and Strategy at Boomplay, Mr Phil Choi, said that the licensing underscores the company’s vision and commitment to empowering the African music ecosystem to unlock its full potential.
“Since the start of our partnership in 2015, CAPASSO has been one of our closest partners in making sure composers in Africa receive their fair share of royalties for their work.
“We are passionate about playing our part in contributing to the African music industry’s vast growth through strategic partnerships such as this one,” he said.
“This partnership will continue to help provide a reliable, fair, and transparent eco-system for artistes and publishers, and we can look forward to creating even more revenue streams for artistes via our network of partners,” he added.
Boomplay, which boasts of over 60 million monthly active users and an extensive music catalogue of over 60 million tracks, has partnerships with all the majors and the top African and international labels and distributors.
The platform recently announced the addition of its streaming data to the data that informs the prestigious Billboard charts. These and many more achievements have contributed to cementing their position at the top of the African streaming market.
Tiwa Savage Séxtape, Others Top Searches on Google in Nigeria in October
Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.
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In October 2021, a séxtape involving a music star, Tiwa Savage, was released on social media and because some wanted to feed their eyes, there was a scramble for the video.
As a result of this, internet users used the Google search engine to make queries about their motion picture and made Tiwa Savage séxtape one of the top searches on the platform this month.
Before the 11-second video was released, the former Mavin Records had informed the public that she was being blackmailed over a séx tape.
She claimed the video was mistakenly posted online by her partner and this triggered a frantic search for the tape before it was eventually released some days later.
Another trending topic for the month was the first anniversary of the October 20, 2020, #EndSARS protest, which shook the country and attracted international attention because of the alleged shooting of peaceful protesters by Nigerian soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.
On October 20 this year, at the #EndSARS memorial protest, some Nigerian youth and celebrities like Folarin Falana, aka Falz, and Debo Adebayo, aka Mr Macaroni, drove through the toll gate in a memorial automobile procession.
In addition, the conclusion of the much-anticipated boxing bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder piqued the interest of Nigerian sports fans. Boxing match reviews and images of Wilder taking beatings and being slammed into the ropes by Fury filled the Internet, prompting fans to search for more.
Also, October 5 was World Teachers’ Day, and Nigerian teachers celebrated like the rest of the world. Hundreds of teachers from around the federation gathered in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, for a commemorative celebration.
The Federal Government of Nigeria announced plans to pay teachers higher salaries effective January 2022, along with other promised benefits and this spurred reactions online.
Other interesting searches by Nigerians in the month of October were the releases of hit songs Alcohol and Levels by Joe Boy and Flavour respectively.
‘Nmandi Kanu Biafra’ was also a top searched term by Nigerians who were interested in the ongoing trial of the pro-Biafra political activist and the adjournment of his court case until November 10 by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Below is the full list of the top trending search topics that captured the interest of Nigerians in the month of October:
Top Trending Searches by Nigerians in October 2021
Tiwa Savage sex tape
Teacher’s day
Joeboy Alcohol
Olu Jacobs
Naira Marley first time in America
Chiwetalu Agu
Tyson Fury vs Wilder
Levels by Flavour
Nnamdi Kanu Biafra
Endsars protest
Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google. Google processes more than 40, 000 search queries every second. This translates to more than a billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. Live Google search trends data is available at https://trends.google.com/trends/trendingsearches/daily?geo=NG
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Popular Nollywood star, Mr Joshua Johnson, has been announced dead on Thursday, October 28, after struggling with a brief and an undisclosed illness.
The death of the veteran actor was confirmed by some of his colleagues, who posted tributes on their various social media platforms today.
Expressing remorse, a colleague and filmmaker in the movie industry, Mr Abel Alechenu, wrote, “This one HIT differently, but all I can say is “IT IS WELL”, when I called your phone and it rang, I thought all I heard were rumours until I was told by the voice which was not yours, that you have gone to be with the Lord.
“I wish I could just hear that it’s one of your so many jokes…..”Uncle Josh”, “Old man!” As I always called you, our last conversation was our normal jokes fa, haba uncle Josh.
“May God comfort your immediate family and we your friends and fans, thanks for all the memories. God rest your soul.”
The talented actor has played several roles in Nigerian movies and television series in the past decades and is respected for making his characters more alive in front of audiences.
He is seen in popular local movies that go back in time such as known for Beautiful Monster released in 2014, A Little White Lie released in 2017, Morning After Dark shot in 2014, The Duplex, and Coat of Alms, amongst others.
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The Nigerian movie industry deserves more funding to enable it to get to its full potential, the Brand Manager of Rite Foods Limited, makers of Bigi carbonated drink, Ms Boluwatife Adedugbe, has said.
She said it’s because of this Rite Foods is promoting Nigerian talents in entertainment, special skills, and ideapreneurship, noting that Nollywood, as the industry is fondly called, contributes massively to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and should be assisted to create more revenue for young Nigerians attracted to it.
Ms Adedugbe said this as the company supported the premiere of a new film, the Progressive Tailors Club at the Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX, Lekki Lagos, on October 24, 2021.
The event had guests from different classes of movie lovers who were eager to catch a glimpse of the exciting movie.
The event’s highlight was a fashion competition organized by Bigi for 20 shortlisted designers across the country who had participated in the online campaign to showcase their creativity in the tailoring profession.
Three winners emerged from the contest, and they included Debbie Kouture from Ekiti State, who clinched the first prize of N150,000, while The Daiamen and Lamoimee fashion designers, both from Lagos, took the second and third position with N100,000 and N50,000 respectively.
The producer of the flick, Mr Niyi Akinmolayan, expressed delight with Bigi’s contribution to the movie’s success, stating that the leading soft drink brand had contributed immensely to talent development and the entertainment industry by taking it to an enviable height.
“As you can see, the Bigi soft drink is all over the place; it is a great support from a quality brand,” he affirmed.
Speaking about the movie, he explained that the film was built around the nature of Nigerians but from the tailors’ perspectives, as they come up with different characters which are sometimes funny and provocative.
According to him, the movie would also be premiered in Ibadan before it is taken to the cinemas nationwide from Friday, October 29.
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