Last year, a local hotel Nairobi Pacific moved the courts praying that the Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP) and Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) be restrained from entering their premises and ‘harassing’ them and collecting performance fees. Their argument was that since they... Read More
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Recently, the Nation newspaper put out an outrageous advertisement calling poets to send in their love inspired poetry to be featured on the 14th February 2014 and get this, they pay Kshs. 1,000 to have the poetry for the poetry to be published and a... Read More
Whenever one remarks that ‘People perish for lack of knowledge’ most of us scoff at them. Perhaps because we are unaware of what this truly means. The casual manner in which creatives handle themselves is marred with ignorance. Ignorance of the law and ignorance of... Read More
The internet and social media is buzzing with comments on the recent ban of the American film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ by the Kenya Film Classification Board. Before I proceed with the crucial matter at hand, I would like to clarify a confusion that... Read More
The holidays are over and we are back to the rat race. This past holiday, I cuddled up on my couch and enjoyed a medley of movies. I enjoyed myself by watching the latest movies as well as previous hit movies.
When Dream Girls hit the... Read More
Last week, I attended the Kenya Copyright Board Open Day and I had the opportunity to interact with an official from the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA). I was very clueless as to how rampant the issue of counterfeit goods is in our Kenyan market and how... Read More
This morning I turned on my television and I landed on a show discussing the role of musicians. Unfortunately, nothing that was said was new or news; it was the usual repeated talk that is yet to be actioned.
It is wonderful that art in all... Read More
Global Positioning equals more value
At about 8 p.m this evening as I was perusing facebook, I came across this link from pressplay.com, a local entertainment website. The caption of the article I am about to greatly disagree with has the caption... Read More
Finally, some good news for the creatives in the music and film sector. Through the Youth Enterprise Development Fund, the Government has released 300 Million for those in the music industry to borrow and invest in their music. This means musicians, dancers, song writers among... Read More
Selling mix-tapes: a possible legitimate venture?
One of my readers asked me a very important question... Read More
These ailments, greed and malice are no stranger to us; be it in business or generally in life. These are inherent human traits and it would be a little naive to assume that parties to any agreement cannot be driven by any of these two... Read More
Just when I thought I was ready to share the awesome news about my acceptance to WIPO Summer School South Africa, tragedy struck my country. My celebration has turned into deep sorrow. I am not sure anymore how I shall proceed from my last post.... Read More
As a young professional in the Intellectual Property Law world, I am constantly reading and seeking knowledge on how to domesticate IP Systems from all over the world to enlighten my fellow citizens as well assist them improve their economies and in turn the national... Read More
When a client comes to me and explains that the reason they have a dispute is because of this so called ‘ Gentleman’s Agreement’ , I shudder.
What is this Gentleman’s Agreement that causes rifts in relationships in our creative realm? According to Wikipedia,their definition of... Read More
Hair and Beauty Innovations
On Wednesday 11th of September 2013, I had the pleasure to attend a launch hosted by L'Oreal East Africa. The invite had the words ‘Amla Legend’. I was not sure what it was about but I also did... Read More
This past weekend, we had two fashion events taking place. The Kenya Fashion Week and The Nairobi Fashion Week. Both events were organised by two separate entities/ individuals. This got me asking myself, “Why is it so hard for creatives in the Entertainment space to... Read More
A couple of months back I had the honor to meet Jim Iyke, one of Nollywood’s most sought after and successful actors. He has done over 150 Nigerian movies and has come to be known as Naija’s Bad Boy. The bad boy roles he brings... Read More
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I have had the privilege to sit and chat with a few Kenyan tech-preneurs, I like to call them technovators, and it came to my attention that they are madly in love with patenting. Perhaps they are just too fascinated with the idea of exclusivity... Read More