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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, host of The Africa Music Law Show, on the 128th episode to talk all things A&R against the backdrop of rising global recognition of Nigeria’s music industry and the “Afrobeats” movement. He can be reached on Instagram at @BizzleOsikoya.

Uduak Oduok, (Moderator) 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 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 (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com) or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the @msuduak handle.

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  • Bizzle’s personal background.
  • How he broke into the music industry.
  • The scope and breadth of his work i.e. what a day in your life looks like.
  • The role of A&R in Nigeria & Africa’s music industry.
  • His role as a music business consultant and the type of consulting he does.
  • Launching his business, The Plug, and what his company does.
  • His predictions on the future of A&R in Nigeria & Africa.

Where to Find Bizzle Osikoya 

Instagram: @bizzleosikoya

Where to Find Host Ms.Uduak

Facebook: @msuduak
Twitter: @msuduak
Instagram: @msuduak
Website: www.msuduak.com

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Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
For legal representation inquiries, please email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com). For blog related inquiries i.e. advertising, licensing, or guest interview requests, please email (africamusiclaw@gmail.com). Thank you for visiting Africa Music Law™.

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