AML 105: Understanding producer royalties in Nigeria & Ycee’s ‘juice’ producer’s claim that he has not been paid royalties

Adegboyega Ogunlesi aka Adey, the producer of arguably the biggest song in 2017 in Nigeria, ‘Juice’ by Ycee ft. Maleek Berry has levied a serious accusation against Tinny Entertainment and/or Sony Africa. The producer claims that despite the success of the record within and outside Africa, he is yet to be paid royalties on the song by Ycee’s record label. He also reveals his big mistake of mixing and mastering the song in a way that confused the public and made people believe Maleek Berry produced the song, rather than him. In this 105th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, producer and host, Ms. Uduak, takes on Adey’s claims and also breaks down how producer royalties work in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest entertainment market, versus the U.S.


  1. Adey’s allegations against Ycee’s label and/Sony Africa.
  2. Adey’s branding mistake.
  3. Adey’s claim of lack of royalties compensation.
  4. Producer royalties in Nigeria vs. the U.S.
  5. General commentary for artists.

About Ms.

Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), the 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 almost seventeen years, in her role 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 ([email protected]) or on twitter: @uduaklaw.

Where to Find Ms.Uduak

Twitter: @uduaklaw
Website: www.ebitulawgrp.com

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 200,000 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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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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