The Africa Music Law™ Show | Music Business & Entertainment Law

The Africa Music Law™ Show | Music Business & Entertainment Law

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May 4, 2021 94 min

Professor Kevin J. Greene joins Ms. Uduak, Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer and host of The Africa Music Law Show, on the 149th episode to discuss intellectual property, race, and inequitable (unfair/unjust) music contracts in the music business. ABOUT PROF. KEVIN J. GREENE A graduate of the Yale Law School and a U.S Marine veteran, Professor …

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Ms. Uduak, the host of The Africa Music Law Show, is joined by her esteemed guests: Negus Alemu and Leyla Konjo for a discussion on the business of music in Ethiopia. Negus is the Founder and CEO of Royal Festival, Negus Way, and Negus Entertainment and has produced events in the Caribbean and across the …

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Music Executive and Lawyer Temi Adeniji is a guest on the 147th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with host Ms. Uduak. Temi Adeniji has been appointed to the combined role of Managing Director of Warner Music South Africa and SVP, Strategy, Sub-Saharan Africa. Adeniji will assume this position in September, reporting to Alfonso …

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Joy Tongo (U.S Manager and Booking Agent representing Yemi Alade and Rude Boy), and Nigerian hip-hop artists Eva Alordiah and Weird Mc; join Africa Music Law Show host, Ms. Uduak, on the 146th episode to discuss “Women in “Afrobeats” Music.” The panelists address the state of women in the “Afrobeats” music genre, challenges that prevent women …

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Africa’s Music Industry heavyweights from across the continent gather for this informative roundtable to discuss Burna Boy and Wizkid’s recent Grammy wins, western major labels’ continued expansion into the continent, global licensing deals, and what it all means for Africa’s music industry, among other topics. They are also joined by a few “Afrobeats” music fans. …

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April 6, 2021 84 min

On the 144th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Ms. Uduak and a few of her friends gather for a #StopAsianHate roundtable where they take on the bias, discrimination, and continued rise in violence against Asians in America. Listen and share with your friends and family. GUESTS COLLEEN QUEN Colleen Quen is a third-generation Chinese American …

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This is a throwback LIVE STREAM panel now in podcast format with a few leading human rights lawyers (Funke Adeoye and Osai Ojigho) in Nigeria at the front lines of the battle to end police brutality in Nigeria. The panelists join host Ms. Uduak to dive straight into the facts leading up to the #Endsars protests, …

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Too often, there is much discussion about Africa and its exploding music industry, with the exception of North Africa. The 142nd episode of The Africa Music Law Show begins to put a stop to that with its first-ever AML Middle East/North Africa Music Business Roundtable. Hosted by Ms. Uduak, producer of the show, and along …

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Angela “Camille Storm” Kariuki, (Guest) is the founder of Camille & Co. Distro, a distribution company that brings an efficient digital music distribution and marketing platform to emerging and established artists in Africa. C&C Distro is partnered with some of the major digital stores internationally including Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Audiomack, Tidal, Youtube Music, and more. Through its active international partners...

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A few months ago, the African Diaspora’s business and entertainment communities were rocked when Black women at Okay Africa and Essence Magazine accused the CEOs, Abiola Oke and Richelieu Dennis, respectively, of inappropriate behavior, and labor and employment law violations including sexual harassment. The allegations were extensive and went viral, forcing both CEOs to resign …

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A panel of industry insiders break down Beyonce’s Black is King (BIK) musical and visual album from the angle of the business of African fashion, music, and artist royalties. (Edited version) Guests Elfonnie Anusionwu: Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Style Rave, one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and fashion platforms in the Diaspora. Eji Benson: Creative entrepreneur …

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Adesoga Titilayo, (Guest) is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Royalties, Ledgers & Reports Limited where she has devoted over ninety(90) percent of her practice to creative accounting and finance for the last three years. She has extensive knowledge of finance and royalty analysis and is a graduate of Accounting at Babcock University. At the …

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Leyla Konjo, (Guest) Born in Ethiopia to a very entrepreneurial family, Leyla Konjo always knew she would have her own business. Leyla herself enjoyed the arts and was a performer in her local city’s Cirque du Soleil like circus shows. However, little did she know that her passion for business would result, after migrating to …

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Cherie Hu (Guest) is an award-winning music writer and researcher, passionate about propelling innovation in the music industry using a combination of in-depth business acumen and data-driven storytelling. She takes a particular interest in how emerging music markets, technologies, leaders, and taste makers make their dent in the status quo. In addition to Forbes, she …

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Bond Stanley Ebigbo, (Guest) is the founder of Grounded Promotions and a seasoned artist manager responsible for guiding the professional careers of Nigeria’s leading artists including hip-hop artist Phyno. Ebigbo, for example, guided Phyno’s career from 0 to over 10 million combined fan base on social networks (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.), world tours, local …

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Peter Lentini, a trailblazer, influencer and household name among the African Diaspora in the United States, especially in California, joins host of the Africa Music Law, Ms. Uduak, on the 134th episode to discuss how to build diverse streams of income to handle life’s seasons. It’s a must-listen and must-share interview. Listen, enjoy and share. …

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This concludes our three-part series with Isioma Idigbe, a top entertainment lawyer in Nigeria on the business of entertainment. In this 133rd episode, Ms. Uduak, founder and host of the Africa Music Law Podcast Show, addresses the COVID-19 pandemic, and then continues with her interview with Isioma. In the interview, Isioma shares her insights on …

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We continue to part two of our three-part series with Isioma Idigbe, a top entertainment lawyer in Nigeria who is known for filing a historic copyright infringement lawsuit against top Filmmaker Omoni Oboli for the movie ‘Okafor’s Law’ and top movie distributor, Film House Cinema. Her suit and the injunction she obtained to temporarily shut …

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On Friday, March 24, 2017, a large audience gathered for the premiere of Filmmaker Omoni Oboli’s movie ‘Okafor’s Law’ at the Film House Cinema in Lekki Lagos. The event, however, came to a screeching halt because  Isioma obtained an injunction, ex-parte (on an emergency basis), and put a stop to the premiere. That moment was so monumental …

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Oye Akideinde (Oye) (Guest)  is a media, tech and entertainment executive with over 20+ years experience in primarily the media, entertainment, technology, consumer goods, eBusiness, financial, and digital sectors. Currently, he is the General Manager (GM) for ‘Music Services’ for the MTN Group, a multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in Africa, Europe and Asia. As …

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