Lionel Richie

‘The Black Godfather’ Documentary on the Life of Clarence Avant to Premiere on June 7th

Clarence Avant

The first trailer for the highly anticipated The Black Godfather, Reginald Hudlin’s documentary about pioneering entertainment executive and businessman Clarence Avant, has been released.  According to Variety, The film features interviews with Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, David Geffen, Clive Davis, Diane Warren, Lionel Richie, and Irving Azoff, and former president Barack Obama also makes an […]

Lionel Richie Nets Rights To Curtis Mayfield Biopic


Words by Jillian Bowe Visit for more information Lionel Richie has secured the rights to create a biopic on the life of the late singer and songwriter Curtis Mayfield. Deadline is reporting Richie, who is an upcoming judge on the rebooted American Idol competition series, acquired the rights to produce a feature film from […]

Marvin Gaye, Nile Rodgers, Lionel Richie, and More Honored By Songwriters Hall Of Fame


On June 9, Marvin Gaye and Nile Rodgers will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Visit for more information Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) celebrates musical pioneers. Gaye, who is being inducted posthumously, helped shape the sound of Motown. His major hits include “What’s Going On,” “Let’s Get It On” and […]