Artist Health, Music Business

Happy 24th birthday to AML reader, Fawehinmi “Foza” Oyinkansola


Almost five years ago, I received an email that began a journey of mentorship, friendship and admiration for a young brilliant legal mind. Here is what the email said:

“Good day.

My name is Fawehinmi Oyinkansola a 500level Law student of Babcock University. I am currently working on my final year project which is titled the “Legal Protection of the Music Industry’This topic is so dear to me because of my love for the law and the music industry. However, I am experiencing hurdles in getting reference materials and some vital most needed information.

Please I would be glad if your assistance is felt towards this research work having noticed your wealth of knowledge in both fields. I anticipate a favourable response. Thanks.”

Fawehinmi “Foza” Oyinkansola was an avid reader of the Africa Music Law blog and was soaking up and implementing a lot of what I was sharing on AML during law school, and after graduation. As she tells the story, people made fun of her when she would tell them she wanted to become an entertainment lawyer. Her law school offered no entertainment law courses and the AML blog was her reference point and inspiration to know there is something like entertainment law and to see a woman and person of Nigerian heritage, just like her, practicing entertainment law.

Today Foza is simply a beautiful, brilliant, passionate, determined and fearless legal mind who is already painting the town red in the entertainment industry at only 24years old! I am extremely proud of her and all of her accomplishments, and since launching the Africa Music Law podcast radio show, I have also invited her as a guest on several occasions to discuss the business of entertainment and the law.

Happy birthday to a brilliant legal mind who understands the sky is just the beginning for her. Happy birthday to you Foza! Have an amazing and wonderful celebration. I know the best is yet to come from you.

If you are new to AML, get to meet this formidable AML reader and attorney in the AML podcast shows below. She also has a recent interview she granted to worth reading.

~Ms. Uduak

Foza’s bio

Fawehinmi Oyinkansola is a founding partner at Legalbyte a boutique law firm servicing the creative industries in Nigeria. She heads the music, film and fashion portfolios of the firm. Oyinkansola popularly referred to as “Foza” has successfully pioneered the emergence of many revenue streams for the consortium of producers for the publishing of their catalogues. She also played a pivotal role in daily management and administration of The Sarz Academy ; an NGO pioneered by Sarz (a top ranking music producer in Nigeria). Popularly known in the Telecommunications value added services, she has brokered many licensing and publishing deals for host of Artists . Foza also doubles as a business manager for singer Chee. She can be reached  via email ( or on twitter: @fozadoza.

Foza joins us for a discussion on P-square’s family feud, music publishing in Nigeria & more.

Foza’s first appearance on The Africa Music Law Show

#EndSars Human Rights Lawyers Panel

Listen to the Latest AML Podcast Episodes


Africa Music Law™

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.
For legal representation inquiries, please email ( For blog related inquiries i.e. advertising, licensing, or guest interview requests, please email ( Thank you for visiting Africa Music Law™.

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