AML 049: Obiora Obiwon on The Business of Gospel Music in Nigeria

R’n’B-Singer-Turned-Urban-Gospel-Minister Obiora Obiwon joins Ms. Uduak on the 49th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, for an engaging discussion on the Business of Gospel Music in Nigeria. He sheds light on how the industry actually works, the peculiar challenges gospel musicians face in Nigeria and much more. Obiora Obiwon received his first gospel music honors at the 2013 National Gospel Awards and has gone ahead to receive multiple honors at notable gospel music industry platforms between 2014 and 2015. Prior to this, Obiora Obiwon’s previous work was also recognized and awarded at notable Nigerian music industry award platforms. The impact and influence of both his faith-based and preceding work continue to grow both locally and internationally.

The podcast episode is entertaining,  informative and a must listen!  Listen and share.

Inside this Episode:

  • Should hip-hop artists in the Christian community refuse to identify as “Christian rappers?”
  • Is there a place for trap music in the Christian community?
  • What is the impact of artists like Michelle Williams Appropriating African Culture in songs like ‘Say Yes’?
  • Should Pastors such as Chris Oyakhilome step down when they divorce?
  • How Obiora Obiwon broke into the music industry.
  • How Obiora Obiwon went from being a pop artist to a gospel artist.
  • How the gospel music industry, as a business, actually works in Nigeria.
  • The unique challenges gospel artists face and how they get paid in Nigeria.
  • How music distribution works for gospel artists.

Where to Find Obiora Obiwon

Twitter: Obiora Obiwon

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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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