Interviews, Podcast

AML 060: Derrick Ashong on Emmy Nomination,, Working with Oprah, Music & Tech Trends, Africa & More!


[spp-player]Derrick N. Ashong (DNA), a Ghanaian-American political junkie, media/television personality, musician and music-tech entrepreneur, joins Ms, Uduak on the 60th episode of the Africa Music Law Show for a lively discussion on his career, his recent emmy nomination, industry trends in the music and tech space, Africa, new technology and much more! Listen and share.

“ CEO and ‘Take Back the Mic’ creator, Derrick N Ashong (DNA), is a Hip Hop MC and musician who made it from a house with no running water in Accra, Ghana to the Ivory Tower of Harvard.  He’s acted in a Spielberg film, hosted an Emmy-nominated TV show, worked for music legend, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, consulting for companies like Nokia and Interscope Records, been a YouTube Sensation, won a Billboard contest for best Hip Hop song, rocked his own radio show for Oprah and has been called a Master Communicator.  He resides in Miami, Florida with his wife and two daughters.


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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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