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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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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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