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AML 075: Music Publishing in Nigeria, P-Square case study | Entertainment Law Roundtable

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This is the conclusion of a two part series Entertainment Law Roundtable discussion dissecting the legal issues in the case of Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye P-square band business dispute. Podcast Episode 074 focused on how to do business with family, selecting the right entertainment lawyer to help with your entertainment business and handling crisis. This episode, episode 075, addresses Peter Okoye’s concern over the music publishing arm of P-square. A panelists of experienced Nigerian entertainment lawyers join host Ms. Uduak, on the 75th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, to address current and diverse streams of income for the Nigerian artist using the P-square and their brouhaha as a case study.  Meet the attorneys:

Fawehinmi Oyinkansola is a founding partner at Legalbyte a boutique law firm servicing the creative industries in Nigeria. She heads the music, film and fashion portfolios of the firm. Oyinkansola popularly referred to as “Foza” has successfully pioneered the emergence of many revenue streams for consortium of producers for the publishing of their catalogues. She also played a pivotal role in daily management and administration of The Sarz Academy ; an NGO pioneered by Sarz (a top ranking music producer in Nigeria). Popularly known in the Telecommunications value added services, she has brokered many licensing and publishing deals for host of Artists . Foza also doubles as a business manager for singer Chee. She can be reached  via email (officialfoza@gmail.com) or on twitter: @fozadoza.

Unwam Oduok is an attorney and Partner at Ebitu Law Group, P.C based in Sacramento California. Her firm has a variety of practice areas but Ms. Unwam’s specific practice areas are Family Law, Business Law(which includes contract drafting, negotiating and litigation), civil litigation and Crisis management for brands, talents and businesses. Ms. Unwam is Licensed to practice in California. She can be reached via email at (unwam@ebitulawgrp.com).

Xerona Duke is a litigation and transactional attorney with a specialization in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. A musician herself, she has worked with artists in the United States and Nigeria, advising in various areas including publishing, brand recognition and licensing. Licensed to practice law in New York and Nigeria, Xerona holds an LL.B. from the University of Nottingham, and an LL.M. from the University of Pennsylvania. She can be reached via email at (contact@xeronaduke.com)  or on twitter at @xeronaduke.

Segun Aluko is the principal of Segun Aluko Law based in Los Angeles, CA. His practice focuses on entertainment, corporate, technology and intellectual property law. His entertainment practice covers all phases of content development, production, finance and distribution in film, TV, music and digital media. Segun is licensed to practice law in Nigeria and the State of California. He can be reached via email at (según@segunaluko.com) or on twitter: k_segun

Uduak Oduok, founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handle 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 has 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 (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com) or on twitter: @uduaklaw. 

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  • Music publishing for the Nigerian artist.
  • Setting up a music publishing company.
  • Record royalties.
  • Other streams of income for artists: live performances, endorsement deals, sponsorships etc.

Where to Find the Entertainment Lawyers on the Show

  • Fawehinmi ‘Foza’ Oyinkansola | @fozadoza
  • Unwam Oduok | (unwam@ebitulawgrp.com)
  • Xerona Duke | (contact@xeronaduke.com)  Twitter: @xeronaduke.
  • Según Aluko (según@segunaluko.com) | Twitter: k_segun

Where to Find AML Host Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw
Website: www.ebitulawgrp.com

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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 https://msuduak.com.

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