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Watch #DonJazzy, #DJJimmyJatt & #DrSid Discuss the Evolution of Nigeria’s Music Industry


Last week, I shared, via The Africa Music Law Podcast Show, the evolution of Nigeria’s music industry, from my personal and professional experience, leading to what I believe is the unstoppable rise of ‘Afrobeat’ music in America. This week, Don Jazzy, DJ Jimmy Jatt and Dr. Sid discuss the evolution of Nigeria’s music industry, from their personal experiences.

“The past few years has seen Nigerian music explode all over the world, from D’Banj scoring a number one in the UK with “Oliver Twist” to Wizkid’s collaborations with the likes of Drake, Skepta. and French Montana. While in Lagos we got three of the scene’s most influential pioneers, Don Jazzy, DJ Jimmy Jatt & Dr. Sid discuss the evolution of Nigerian music over the past two decades, the current musical climate in Nigeria, and how the term “Afrobeats” can be problematic.

This project is brought to you in collaboration with the British Council. Our shared vision for Gateways Nigeria is to build cultural connections and create links between British and Nigerian artists.”


Listen to AML’s discussion on ‘The Unstoppable Rise of Afrobeat Music in America.’
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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
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1 Comment

  1. Winston Balagare says:

    Very nice interview. I’m glad more documentation of this time in history is being done, as this most recent wave of popular Nigerian music, as we know it, is quickly fazing out again. I hope to see more videos like this one turn up on the net, because in 5 years, many of the names we know and love today will not be around.

    Also, I’m pretty certain that Don Jazzy was talking about American hip-hop whiner Wale, when he discussed artists who seek his production and then ask him to tweak it. All of Wale’s collaborations with Nigerian artists, thus far, have been terrible disappointments.

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