Interviews, Music Business, Podcast

AML 113: (Exclusive) Technologist Ade Olufeko on the Future of Music Technology in Nigeria & Africa’s Music Industry


Ade Olufeko joins Ms. Uduak on the 113th episode of The Africa Music Law Show to discuss the future of music technology in Nigeria’s music industry.

“Ade Abayomi Olufeko, a product of the pre-dot-com era is an American trained technologist, commercial designer and international curator of Ijebu descent. The intersection of his expertise in different domains led to the 2007 formation of Visual Collaborative, a 360 festivals platform for humanities and innovation. He presently serves as its Chief Platform Strategist. He also serves as a management consultant in cognitive design for IBM’s Interactive experience and IoT practices.

Olufeko has lectured around the world on digital new media and the technology ecosystem as it pertains to the African continent at various institutions, conferences, and festivals. Ade has rendered enterprise and ICT services to various Industries, working with brands such as Adobe Systems, PayPal, Atlantic Records, Bank Of America, Warner Music Group and many indigenous African companies. He is a recipient of the IBM Gerstner Award for client excellence following a computer worm virus in 2003.

In community outreach initiatives, Ade’s visual work on canvas has been leveraged by internationally recognized NGOs in both American and African countries. During his residencies in New York City and Minneapolis Minnesota, he received commissions to champion digital design work for various noteworthy American celebrities in the music-recording industry and has co-managed projects and enterprise teams worth a million U.S dollars and upward. Ade studied computer science concentrating on multimedia at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul and is alum of the prestigious Saint Gregory’s College in Ikoyi Lagos.”


  • Ade Olufeko on his work as a technologist.
  • Ade talks latest tech trends.
  • Ade talks the discord between Nigeria & Africa’s music and technology industries.
  • Ade discusses some efforts within the entertainment tech space to unify both industries.
  • Ade discusses his personal background and career path.

About Ms. Uduak

Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), the founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For over fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email ( or on twitter: @uduaklaw. 

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw

About The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak

Hosted by California-based Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), The Africa Music Law show is a show empowering the African artist through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews. The show has been downloaded over 200,000 times and made iTunes top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy.’ Subscribers include Africa & Hollywood’s power executives, investors, lawyers, artists and other industry stakeholders. The blog itself has been cited in a U.S. top-ranked law school’s ‘International Law Review’ journal. Country demographic: Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%). 

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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