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AML 123: Music Streaming & Artist Royalties in Africa | Entertainment Law Roundtable


Music streaming and artist royalties are at the forefront of conversations in the global music industry. On the 123rd episode of the Africa Music Law Show, Graeme Gilfillan (copyright lawyer and forensic expert) and Iredumare Opeyemi (Director of Legal and Content Acquisition at Boom Play Music) join Ms. Uduak, host and producer of the show to take on music streaming and artist royalties in Africa.

Iredumare also shares exclusive news stories with the AML audience you don’t want to miss!

It is a highly informative episode. Listen, share and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast.


Iredumare Opeyemi is a legal practitioner with years of experience in intellectual property, telecommunication, and Cyberspace Law. He is a cyberspace, media and entertainment researcher with a keen interest in Music, Film and Television, digital rights and personal data protection, intellectual property protection, creative financing, Media Advocacy and information literacy on the digital space.

Iredumare has spent the last three years facilitating multimillion dollars deals for across catalog licensing, catalog acquisition, intellectual property estate valuation as well as developing music business models for various value chain members in the African creative industry. He is now the Director of Legal and Content Acquisition at Boomplay Music.

Iredumare enjoys reading and having solution driven conversations with like minds.

Graeme Gilfillan, a Kings College (London) alumni with an MA (Copyright Law – UK, EC and US) and currently a PhD Candidate at Northwest University – Mahikeng – School of Business and Governance, has been employed at the Johannesburg South Africa based boutique copyright law and business affairs chamber, Nisa Global Entertainment (PTY) Ltd (“Nisa”), since 1999. He is one of Africa’s few multi-jurisdictional copyright lawyers and forensic experts, with Nisa providing copyright law, business affairs, mediation, forensic audit, corporatization and commercial contract expertise across the whole copyright spectrum.

Gilfillan has extensive local and international work experience across copyright industries in both common law and civil law copyright regimes, including educational and related intellectual property right sectors and in particular chain of title and royalty supply chain audits. Apart from being responsible for audits, social media and estate IP valuations and bank specification securitization at Nisa, Gilfillan who also appears as copyright law expert at court, attends to the Business Affairs of a number of Africa’s leading cultural brands including artists, writers, programmers, labels, talent, and publishers. Gilfillan can be contacted at or via

Uduak Oduok, (Moderator) 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: @uduaklaw. 

Episode Preview

  • Personal and career backgrounds of guests
  • The rise of streaming services in Africa
  • Top music licensing deals in Africa
  • Challenges in music streaming and royalties collection
  • The state of music publishing in Africa’s key music markets.

Where to Find Guests on the Show

  • Graeme Gillifan |
  • Iredumare Opeyemi, Esq. | @Iredumare

Where to Find Host Ms.Uduak

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Twitter: @msuduak
Instagram: @msuduak

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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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  1. Rasak Ayodele says:

    Well, this is defining, i just hope this helps the real users of streaming services and all entertainment inclined personnel.

  2. This is very good! Totally enjoyed it. Keep up the good work Uduak!

    1. Thank you Justin!

  3. keep up the Good work 100% love this!!

    1. Thank you Hezekiah.

  4. M-trill says:

    This has been most educating. I’m sharing this to like minds. Great work.

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