Interviews, Podcast

AML 024: How to Become an Entertainment Lawyer in Nigeria with Akinyemi Ayinoluwa, Esq.


Akinyemi Ayinoluwa, an Avid Follower and Listener of The Africa Music Law Blog and Podcast Show, shares his journey to Becoming an Entertainment Lawyer.

In this episode, Nigerian entertainment lawyer Akinyemi Ayinoluwa joins Ms. Uduak on The Africa Music Law show to discuss how he became an entertainment lawyer in Nigeria.

“Akinyemi Ayinoluwa is the founding partner at HIGHTOWER SOLICITORS AND ADVOCATES, his practice includes oversight of entertainment talent negotiations and superstar talent representation, assisting entertainment companies with financing, operations, sales and acquisitions, providing outside general counsel services, trademarks, new technology, mediation services, expert witness testimony and reports and employment advice.”

Inside this Episode:

  1. Akinyemi’s passion for music and his work as an artist.
  2. Akinyemi’s conservative background.
  3. Akinyemi research into entertainment law.
  4. His inspiration from the few Nigerian entertainment lawyers including Efere Ozako (RIP).
  5. Akinyemi’s experience in law school.
  6. Akinyemi’s first job as a lawyer, he was a trial lawyer.
  7. Akinyemi’s return to music and transactional work.
  8. Akinyemi launching his law firm and advice to attorneys and law students.

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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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