AML 114: Is Tekno’s ‘Jogodo’ a Copyright Infringement of Danfo Drivers’ ‘Kpolongo’?

We’ve seen this script before. A recording artist releases music. It’s very successful and before we know it, another recording artist steps forward and says, “hey, you stole my music. You used my work without compensation and my consent.” What’s interesting, however, is how blatant these alleged infringements, if true, are getting these days, especially by popular …

AML 112: Coachella 2018: 3 real reasons Wizkid cancelled performance

On the 112th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Ms. Uduak, host and producer, discusses the three real reasons she believes one of Nigeria/Africa’s biggest pop acts failed to show to perform at the prestigious Coachella Music Festival on April 14, 2018. Listen and share. Preview The facts Reason #1 – Poor Planning Reason …

AML 109: 5 Big Trends Shaping the Nigerian Music Industry in 2018

On the 109th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Ms. Uduak, host and producer, discusses the 5 big trends shaping the Nigerian music industry in 2018, highlighting one trend in each key aspects of the music business value chain. Listen and share. Preview Artist-Management Publishing Distribution Live Events Lawsuits About Ms. Uduak Uduak Oduok …

AML 105: Understanding producer royalties in Nigeria & Ycee’s ‘juice’ producer’s claim that he has not been paid royalties

Adegboyega Ogunlesi aka Adey, the producer of arguably the biggest song in 2017 in Nigeria, ‘Juice’ by Ycee ft. Maleek Berry has levied a serious accusation against Tinny Entertainment and/or Sony Africa. The producer claims that despite the success of the record within and outside Africa, he is yet to be paid royalties on the …

AML 104: Why Davido May Not Be Criminally Responsible for Tagbo’s Death

Former corrections officer turned lawyer, Ms. Unwam Oduok, is a guest on the 104th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak where she discusses why she believes Davido may not be criminally responsible for Tagbo Umieke’s death. Tagbo died on Ocotber 3, 2017, hours after spending time with Davido and his crew …