Interviews, Podcast

AML 061: (Exclusive) Dola Billz on the Tillaman Breakup, 166 Family, Personal Challenges & New Music!


[spp-player]166 Family record label founder Dola-Billz is a hugely talented rapper, producer and director. He was born in the United Kingdom (UK), but spent his high school years in Nigeria. It was during his time in Nigeria that he discovered his love for music. Upon his return t o the UK, he harnessed his love for the arts and later studied sound engineering in Scotland. Subsequently, he launched his label 166 Family signing some of the UK’s freshest acts. Under his leadership the 166 artists, including Dola, gained continent wide attention with their music and videos played on platforms like MTV base Africa, Channel O, Nigezie, Channel U in the UK and more.

Dola Billz joins Ms. Uduak on the 61st episode of the Africa Music Law Show to discuss his journey into music, his break up with Tillaman (an integral part of 166), restructuring 166, his personal family challenges, his new music and the future for the label.[spp-transcript]

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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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