Music Business, Podcast

AML 129: BEZ Idakula on New Album and How to Become a Successful Indie Artist in Nigeria & Africa

Bez Idakula was born into music. As a young musician and performer, Bez began fine-tuning his sound, drawing inspiration from various genres. Indeed, African beats, hip hop, soul and jazz unified to enrich his music, giving life to a new genre, alternative soul. His sound gained momentum to a wider audience and in 2009/2010 he …

Music Business, Podcast

AML 128: Interview with Bizzle Osikoya, Nigeria & Africa’s Top A&R Executive

 Abiodun “Bizzle” Osikoya is a self-proclaimed artist helper, talent developer, respected A&R, music business consultant, digital marketer and co-founder of The Plug, Africa’s leading talent management agency with diverse music services including licensing, distribution and event productions. He has worked with some of Africa’s leading global musicians, and record companies. He joins Ms. Uduak, …

Music Business

Interview: Sinzu on Getting Locked Up, Lessons Learned, New Music & New Beginnings

Sinzu is back with a new album and a very candid interview with Cool FM Lagos about getting on the wrong side of the law, doing the time, the lessons learned, his new music and new beginnings. He also gave a shout out to industry colleagues like Davido who reached out to help get him …

Industry News

Industry Moves: Entertainment Lawyer Iredumare Earns Degree in Internet Law & Policy

Congratulations are in order for AML reader, subscriber, and fellow Entertainment Lawyer Iredumare Opeyemi who just earned a Masters of Law (LLM), from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. To earn his degree, Opeyemi studied, researched and delivered a term paper on e-commerce (electronic contracts and intermediary liability), intellectual property law, privacy, crime, and …

Music Business

Should Davido be Criminally Liable for Allegedly Arresting Women Who Claimed he Impregnated one of them?

Davido is back in the news and many of you have solicited my opinion on his latest shenanigans with respect to attempting to obtain justice for himself, in a situation he deemed he was falsely accused. Let’s examine his latest actions, shall we? The Facts Less than a week ago, two women took to social …