AML 092: (Exclusive) Interview with Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO of IROKO, Pt. 2


This is the second part of a two-part interview starring Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO of IROKO. Njoku joins Ms. Uduak, the host, on the 92nd episode of The Africa Music Law Show to shed great light and details on what it takes to build a successful media/tech/and entertainment company.

Listen to Part 1 here.

About Jason Njoku

Jason Njoku is Founder and CEO of iROKO, the home of Nollywood content. He has pioneered the African digital content market by bringing Nollywood (Nigerian cinema) to a global audience, and in the process has raised over $40m in investment from international VCs, including Tiger Global, Kinnevik, RISE Capital and Canal+.

Launched in 2010, iROKO has aggregated the world’s largest online Nollywood content catalog and is one of Africa’s largest internet TV providers, with a dedicated mobile app, irokotv, as well as ROK TV channels on Sky in the UK and DStv across Africa.

In 2013, Njoku was crowned as the CNBC Africa West Africa Young Business Leader and in 2014, he was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Top 1000 most Creative People in Business.

Preview

  • Jason’s lessons learned from the start-up stage of IROKO
  • Co-founder Bastian Gotter’s exit from IROKO & rebuilding relationship
  • Learning to manage employees and stepping aside so they can do their jobs
  • Creating a better work culture at IROKO
  • Funding Nigeria’s music industry and losing a lot of money while doing it
  • Advice for brand sponsors who work with the entertainment industry
  • Building systems at IROKO
  • Redefining leadership to lead better at IROKO
  • Unpacking unattractive personality traits to move IROKO forward
  • Jason Njoku’s perspective on industry trends in Nigeria & Africa’s tech, music, and film.

Where to Find Jason Njoku

http://www.jason.com.ng

IROKOtv.com

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw
Website: www.msuduak.com

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 200,000 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%). 

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AML 091: (Exclusive) Interview with Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO of IROKO, Pt. 1

Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO of IROKO, joins Ms. Uduak, host of The Africa Music Law Show, on the 91st episode to discuss his journey to building IROKO, the highs and lows, and what the future holds for the company. Njoku also sheds light on industry trends in media, technology, and entertainment. This is a …

AML 089: (Exclusive Interview) Gordon Firemark: Attorney, Producer & Host Entertainment Law Update


Gordon Firemark spent the first part of his career working behind the scenes in theatre, film and television, then he became an attorney, and as an entertainment lawyer, that’s still what he does. He helps his clients make the deals that bring the creative, business and money elements together to make movies, TV and Broadway shows.

He is recognized for his expertise in matters pertaining to the entertainment industry, particularly theatre, film, television and music.

In L.A, and around the country, he is known as “THE theatre lawyer.” He probably has more theatre experience than any other entertainment lawyer you’ve ever met. He teaches lawyers about theatre law. He is also an experienced theatre producer, with several musicals and straight plays under his belt.

Gordon Firemark is also producer and host of the Entertainment Law Update, and The Law of Podcasting Shows.

Preview

  • Personal background
  • Background in theater
  • Choosing to go to law school
  • Law school
  • Practicing law
  • Carving out a niche
  • Growing the practice
  • Advice to young entrepreneurs/lawyers

Where to Find Gordon Firemark

Twitter: @gfiremark
Website: Firemark.com

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw
Website: www.msuduak.com

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 150,000 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%). 

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

Sponsorship and/or Guest Appearance

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AML 088: (Exclusive Interview) Introducing Omotayo, R&B Singer & Songwriter

Omotayo is an R&B singer and songwriter based in  Nigeria. He is influenced by local indigenous and foreign bands, and has a special ear for R&B classics. His is  managed by Cliq Entertainment and joins Ms. Uduak on the 88th episode of The Africa Music Law Show to discuss breaking into the music business, his background and future in music.

Where to Find Omotayo

Website: http://www.omotayoofficial.com

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw
Website: www.msuduak.com

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 150,000 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%). 

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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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AML 087: Music Business Roundtable: The Biggest Stories of 2016 with Notjustok.com CEO Demola Ogundele, Grammy nominated artist Rocky Dawuni & UDR CEO Cos Canino!

The 87th episode of The Africa Music Law Show is a music business roundtable discussion with some of Africa’s music industry heavyweights  as they tackle some of the biggest stories of 2016 in diverse business categories. The panelists are Ademola Ogundele (NotJustOk.com), Cos Canino (UDR Entertainment), Rocky Dawuni (Grammy nominated singer and songwriter).

Ademola Ogundele is the founder and CEO of Notjustok.com. Notjustok.com pioneered the popularity for African music online. It remains the premiere and most-visited online platform delivering new African contemporary music content , videos, news and music-related content daily by exposing remarkable artists and their material, from the fast-growing Nigerian music industry, African continent, and artists of African descent in the Diaspora.

Ogundele holds a degree in computer science from Kennesaw State University.

Cosmas Collins aka Cos Canino is a music promoter, event organizer and producer. He is also the founder of UnderDaRock Entertainment, UDR Media (Online Radio and TV UDR), Co-founder and executive producer of the NEA Awards, and an organizing member of the Annual Nigerian Independence Day Parade Weekend in New York City.

Rocky Dawuni is a Grammy nominated Los Angeles, USA, based Ghanaian singer and songwriter. He is also a music entrepreneur in the live entertainment space.

Preview

  • Grammys
  • Digital music content
  • Branding and crisis management
  • Endorsement deals
  • Artist health
  • Event promotion
  • Music publishing

Where to Find Ademola Ogundele, Cos Canino & Rocky Dawuni

Ademola Ogundele on Twitter.

@CosCanino on Twitter.

@RockyDawuni on Twitter.

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw
Website: www.msuduak.com

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 150,000 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%). 

Rate us on iTunes

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

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If you enjoyed the show, please share on your social media pages and with friends and family. Also if you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to (africamusiclaw@gmail.com).