Legal Drama, Music Business

Top Industry News: MI Abaga, Teddy Riley v. Baby Face


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We are in the middle of one of the worst global pandemics to hit humankind since the 19th century. Economies have been shutdown, people are dying and those alive suffering. For Africa's entertainment industry, the economic loss is real with disruption for live events and entertainment. Live entertainment remains one of the primary sources and important income for many African artists, despite the little surge we have seen in streaming income among the less than 1% top artists. It is a time for leadership. However, some of Africa's key leaders are not stepping up to the plate. One clear example is the recent case of Nigeria's MI Abaga, an artist, record label owner, and former music executive for Chocolate City. M.I's recent comments on social media about Sarz, a music producer, which he now claims was a "joke" after Sarz responded in anger, was completely uncalled for and disappointingly so. Check out what I had to say about it. #Musicbusiness #Music industry #SarzMI #Sarz #MIAbaga #COVID19 #Nigerianmusicindustry #Afrobeats

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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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