AML 081: Peter Okoye Threatens to Sue Brothers Paul & Jude Okoye, is he on the Verge of Completely Destroying the P-Square Brand?

In this 81st episode of The Africa Music Law Show, host Ms. Uduak, along with her guest Unwam Oduok, address the latest dispute between the P-square brothers. Specifically, the question is whether Peter’s actions of threatening legal action against his brothers Paul and Jude Okoye, among other things, may result in completely destroying the brand. …

AML 080: Record Label Contracts — 7 Deadly Sins Every Nigerian & African Artist Must Avoid

In the last few weeks, the public and media have been awash with news stories of ugly clashes between record labels and artists; as a result of record deals gone south. Examples include Chocolate City’s M.I Abaga versus Milli, Runtown versus EricMany Ltd., and Skales versus Baseline Records. In the 80th episode of The Africa …

AML 076: ‘One Dance’ by Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla | Royalty Payments for Featured Artists

There were two simultaneous occurrences involving Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer Wizkid these past few weeks. The first was a social issue with far reaching implications, one that I addressed on AML and happen to be very passionate about. See AML’s ‘About Us’ page. The second occurrence is Wizkid’s collaboration with Canadian artist Drake in the song ‘One Dance’ which also features UK artist Kyla Reid.

In this 76th podcast episode of ‘The Africa Music Law Show,’ I address this second occurrence and answer four questions: 1) what does it mean to be a featured artist?; 2) why would an artist from a different label agree to be a featured artist?; 3) how is a featured artist compensated?; and 4) finally what is the significance of  Wizkid’s collaboration for Wizkid, artists in general and the Nigerian music business.

AML artists, grab your pens and papers. We are have having school today.

-Ms. Uduak

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 100,000 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%).

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw
Website: www.ebitulawgrp.com

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AML 067: Rape, Power & the Law: #Sugabelly v. Mustapha Audu, Time for New Rape Laws in Nigeria?

Over the weekend, Sugabelly, a controversial Nigerian blogger, became the name on everyone’s lips when she took to twitter and her blog to share highly damaging information about Mustapha Audu, the son of a powerful and recently deceased political figure.

Sugabelly claimed Audu raped her eight years ago when she was 17 years old. She also claimed he invited his friends, brother and cousins to gang rape her too, and that these crimes took place over a six month period. While she has shared the story and impact on her life since 2007, Nigerians did not take notice until this weekend when Audu’s father died and Sugabelly joyfully took to twitter to rejoice and wish even more deaths on the family, including on Audu and the men who allegedly also gang raped her. Sugabelly’s revelations about Audu raping her have since gone viral with the media, political and social activists and Nigerian society at large, all weighing in on what is the first of its kind true open dialogue about rape. In addition, Audu has responded denying all allegations and revealing, through his wife, documentation that seem to tell a different side of the story.

In the 67th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Ms. Uduak (host), along with the help of one of her legal colleagues, addresses the court of public opinion, how a case like this could play out in a court of law, and reviews rape laws in Nigeria.

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Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw

Website: www.msuduak.com

About the Africa Music Law Show

  • Empowering the African artist & the creative industry at large.
  • Made iTunes Top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy’ (2014)
  •  Downloaded over 85,000 times
  • Listeners & subscribers include Africa & Hollywood’s power executives & label heads, industry professionals and other creative talents.
  • Countries represented include Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%).

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AML 059: What is Your Leadership Personality?

Did you know that as a creative or executive, understanding your personality is critical to your success in the industry? When you understand your personality, you can improve relationships and most importantly get the results you want in the business of entertainment.

For example, if you are an artist who understands your personality, you can select the artist manager, lawyer and/or accountant who you are most compatible with. This in turn ensures a harmonious relationship where all are focused on the same goal. The same holds if you are the executive looking to work with the artist or other creatives. You avoid unnecessary clashes and can enjoy helping your artist make beautiful art and profit from his/her creativity. In this 59th episode of The Africa Music Law show, Ms. Uduak shares, briefly, insights on personality compatibility as a tool for ensuring success in the music/entertainment business.

Resources

Susan Reuppel , www.personalitydynamics.com

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw

Website: www.msuduak.com

About the Africa Music Law Show

The Africa Music Law show is the premiere music business and entertainment law show empowering the African artist, and the creative industry at large. The show made iTunes Top 4 in its ‘New & Noteworthy’ category in 2014. Countries represented are Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%).

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If you enjoy the show, please leave a comment on our iTunes page and our Stitcher page.

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