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AML 065: (Exclusive Interview) It’s JJC Skillz Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before!

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[spp-player]After the death of his father, at age 14, Nigerian producer, label record owner and artist, JJC Skillz migrated to the United Kingdom (UK) to live with his sister. He was looking forward to a warm reception. Instead, what greeted him was hostility, discrimination and racial epithets continuously used against him, including constantly being referred to as “monkey.” People told him to “go back to where (he) came from,” and even his fellow Africans mocked him for being “too African.” However, going back to where he came from was not an option. Even if it was, initially, it became complicated by the fact that his legal status turned into that of an illegal immigrant, as a result of him overstaying his visa in the UK.

JJC Skillz sought the friendship of young men who were in similar situations. The only problem was that these “friends” were involved in criminal activity and it was only a matter of time he would become just as involved, unless he made a strong pivot. Luckily for him, the strong pivot, and ultimate deterrence came from his older brother who gave him a warning to shape up, and bought him music equipment to express himself and hone his music skills. The rest as they say is history.

JJC went on to obtain a degree, discover, groom and sign some of Africa’s most talented and biggest artists today, work with Sony and other major record labels, and also emerge as one of Africa’s leading musicians, music executive and successful business owner. He joins host Ms. Uduak on the 65th episode of The Africa Music Law Show to share his career trajectory, discuss the business of music and also offer tips to fellow artists and music entrepreneurs.

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Business of Music North Africa Roundtable

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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 (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com). For blog related inquiries i.e. advertising, licensing, or guest interview requests, please email (africamusiclaw@gmail.com). Thank you for visiting Africa Music Law™.

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