Commentary, Music Business, Podcast

AML 076: ‘One Dance’ by Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla | Royalty Payments for Featured Artists


There were two simultaneous occurrences involving Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer Wizkid these past few weeks. The first was a social issue with far reaching implications, one that I addressed on AML and happen to be very passionate about. See AML’s ‘About Us’ page. The second occurrence is Wizkid’s collaboration with Canadian artist Drake in the song ‘One Dance’ which also features UK artist Kyla Reid.

In this 76th podcast episode of ‘The Africa Music Law Show,’ I address this second occurrence and answer four questions: 1) what does it mean to be a featured artist?; 2) why would an artist from a different label agree to be a featured artist?; 3) how is a featured artist compensated?; and 4) finally what is the significance of  Wizkid’s collaboration for Wizkid, artists in general and the Nigerian music business.

AML artists, grab your pens and papers. We are have having school today.

-Ms. Uduak

About The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak

Hosted by California based Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), The Africa Music Law show is a show empowering the African artist through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews. The show has been downloaded over 100,000 times and made iTunes top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy.’ Subscribers include Africa & hollywood’s power executives, investors, lawyers, artists and other industry stakeholders. The blog itself has been cited in a U.S. top-ranked law school’s ‘International Law Review’ journal. Country demographic: Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%).

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AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law website, livestream and podcast show empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through its brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

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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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