Music Business: M.I Interviews with Hip on TV – “Omotola Came and Two Bouncers Said, Young Boy Move Out of the Way!”

I appreciate M.I for so many reasons. M.I was the first to give a shout-out on how my articles was one of the best things in 2010, I believe. Lexx of brought that to my attention. M.I was also one of the first subscribers on Africa Music Law. I appreciate his support, although it doesn’t change my views on how I say and see things when it comes to his Loopy Records marketing/promotions & advertising that appear to conflict with the Chocolate City brand. 🙂 Thank you M.I for the support. 🙂

I guess I should also take this time to shout out other industry people that have shown me much love when it comes to AML: Don Jazzy, Sasha P., Weird MC, Emem, Bobby Taylor (I like Bobby. She is one of my favorite persons in the industry. I can’t wait to meet her), Obiora Obiwon (another favorite person in the industry that I can’t wait to meet) Naira, Toni Payne, Duncan Daniels, Shakar El, X.O Senavoe, Kid Konnect (my fraternity brother (frat)) and the many emerging industry artists that write me often from Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya, primarily. Thank you all. If I missed you, don’t worry I’ll reach out when AML turns one (1) in August. Thank you all. I am glad my writings resonate with you all and you find it useful.

M.I granted an interview to Hip on TV and it looks like he alluded a bit to what Loopy records is all about. He also delves into the business of music. I like what he has to say about many things:

1. The need for the industry to maximize what we are doing within Nigeria so outsiders who want to engage us do so on our turf and on our terms;

2. Funding and the need to strengthen our intellectual property laws: royalties, collection agencies etc.

3. The importance of hardwork. M.I explains neither Banky W nor Omotola recognized him, back in the day, even when he stood right next to them. For Omotola, her bouncers felt he was in the way. Today, y’all know how the story ends.

4. Finally,despite all of his accomplishments, he continues to juggle the hats of music producer,artist and entrepreneur.

Watch the clip and be inspired to stay focused on your goals, whatever they maybe.

Photodescription: My favorite photo with M.I. Loooooooooooool! Power couple jare. Looooooool!

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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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