AML Top Music Videos of the Week | Aya Wa by Ayoola, Ololufemi by Kaliné, Local Boy Remix by Ransome ft. Phyno, Away by Iyanya, & Sare Wale by Zaina

1. This video is too sexy for words, at least for me.

Aya Wa by Ayoola – Aya wa loosely translated means “our heart”. It is a term of endearment for someone you love.

2. I studied music theory growing up until freshman year in college. I was gunning for a minor degree in music but opted for philosophy because I could not stay awake at the Civic Auditorium watching the Symphony Orchestra I was assigned to watch and report on. I imagined if this was what the future held for me in music appreciation, then I really needed to keep everything focused on my future career as a lawyer.

From grade school to college, however, I was exposed to a lot of music theory and writing, knowing the chords and scales, identifying how they relate to each other etc. So, when a music video out of Nigeria begins with a scene where the artist is actually taking the time to compose music, you know it will catch my attention. Kaline has a sweet voice and the video is simple but effective to introduce her to the world as an emerging artist.

Ololufemi by Kaline ( loosely translated to mean “my love,” or “i’m happy” )

3. Local Boy by Ransome ft. Phyno – On point joint and video

4. Away by Iyanya directed by Sesan Ogunro – Sesan actually does a good job on this one. As a Calabar/Akwa Ibom woman, I appreciate the use of the language even though I have no clue what he is saying on this one. 🙂

By the way, what a hard life Iyanya lives abi? On and off camera, all the ladies want him.

5. Sare Wale (Hurry and Get Home) by Zaina
I really dig this artist Zaina. She is not about the noise. She is focused on her music and she delivers.The casting, set, costume, really everything is on point for this video. There is even more room for improvement on her vocals. My ear almost feels like I need to hear her challenge herself a bit more. She could have owned the song even more so than she does but a solid effort and definitely moving in the right direction.

Folks, that’s it from me. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend, stay safe and stay blessed.


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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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