Music Business, Podcast

AML 137: Meet Leyla Konjo, Africa’s Music Industry Top Booking Agent (Interview)


Leyla Konjo, (Guest) Born in Ethiopia to a very entrepreneurial family, Leyla Konjo always knew she would have her own business. Leyla herself enjoyed the arts and was a performer in her local city’s Cirque du Soleil like circus shows. However, little did she know that her passion for business would result, after migrating to the United States and over a decade later, in her becoming one of the most prominent booking agents in Africa’s music Industry.

The founder of Leyla Entertainment, Leyla has booked Africa’s global superstars like Davido, Shatta Wale, Tekno, and many more for nationwide tours in the U.S. and around the globe.

She is a guest on the 137th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with producer and host Ms. Uduak, where she talks about her humble beginnings, her big break into the industry, the challenges and peculiarities of Africa’s booking agency industry, the challenges in booking shows for African artists in the Diaspora, the need for more women in the business, among so many topics. It is a must listen and must share.

Uduak Oduok, (Host) founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email ( or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook with the @msuduak handle.

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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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