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 …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 128: Interview with Bizzle Osikoya, Nigeria & Africa’s Top A&R Executive

 Abiodun “Bizzle” Osikoya is a self-proclaimed artist helper, talent developer, respected A&R, music business consultant, digital marketer and co-founder of The Plug, Africa’s leading talent management agency with diverse music services including licensing, distribution and event productions. He has worked with some of Africa’s leading global musicians, and record companies. He joins Ms. Uduak, …

Music Business

Interview: Sinzu on Getting Locked Up, Lessons Learned, New Music & New Beginnings

Sinzu is back with a new album and a very candid interview with Cool FM Lagos about getting on the wrong side of the law, doing the time, the lessons learned, his new music and new beginnings. He also gave a shout out to industry colleagues like Davido who reached out to help get him …