Interviews, Podcast

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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Africa Music Law™

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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