Music Business, Podcast

AML 132: Isioma Idigbe on the Problems Nollywood & its Entertainment Lawyers Need to Fix

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 …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 131: Isioma Idigbe on Filing Nollywood’s Historic Copyright Lawsuit Against Omoni Oboli & Filmhouse Cinema

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 …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 130: Oye Akideinde on the Digital Evolution of the Nigerian Music Industry

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 …

Music Business

Burna Boy Nominated for a BRIT Award on the Heels of Grammy Nomination

Once upon a time, Nigerian veteran singer 9ice sang the following lines, “don’t doubt me, I go bring home Grammy,” in his now classic song ‘Street Credibility’ featuring 2Face. While 9ice is yet to realize his dream, a new generation of artist seem closer to bringing home a Grammy win. One such artist is Damini …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 129: BEZ Idakula on New Album and How to Become a Successful Indie Artist in Nigeria & Africa

Bez Idakula was born into music. As a young musician and performer, Bez began fine-tuning his sound, drawing inspiration from various genres. Indeed, African beats, hip hop, soul and jazz unified to enrich his music, giving life to a new genre, alternative soul. His sound gained momentum to a wider audience and in 2009/2010 he …