I love receiving emails from you all. I appreciated the email below because it makes the immense amount of time and energy put into this, while balancing or doing my juggle, all worth it. It’s inspiring. Also check out the Audu podcast he referenced in his email.
AML027: Music Industry Issues with Audu Maikori, C.E.O Chocolate City Music & Entertainment Group
[app_audio src=”[app_audio src=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/africamusiclaw/AML027AuduMaikoriMusicIndustryIssues.mp3″]
” …it’s been some years now since I started visiting (yo)ur platform. It’s always been one of my sources of information whenever I am in a fix but this is the first time am writing to you. Your name shows your root is either from Akwa Ibom State or Cross River state. well, I am from Akwa Ibom in fact Eket L.G.A to be precised and it gladdens my heart to know you are my sister. Song idem ooo!!
… I dunno how many people get to appreciate what you do here by writing to you but believe me I have introduced a few people to this platform and the got stuck in it. Out of every online platform we have for entertainment in Nigeria, I know you (are) the only Nigerian doing this(feeding us with so much legal knowledge). If not for any other thing but for the fact that this (is) absolutely free. One can always
stroll in to get whatever information he or she needs.
We know how tough sometimes interpreting a legal contract can be without having a lawyer around but i think so far your platform has helped enlighten us to some extent that even without meeting a lawyer one can easily interpret somethings on his/her own.
One of the podcast I think has been very informative has been the one with AUDU (the choc city Boss). Since it had to do with the Nigerian entertainment (industry) and how to handle legal issues. I want to say a very big thank you for putting in so much work and making sure that was a reality. It’s clear it was a phone conversation but am glad somebody was able to go all the way to make some things clear for those still learning the process and to know you are not even in Nigeria but you
are committed to structuring the industry is what amazes me.
May God bless you real good!! Your platform had always been my reference point when I was working with some underground artiste before I gave up (knowing that underground needs a whole lot of patience and hard work especially when you have less resources to work with) to focus more on my education and building my own brand. The experience wasn’t a bad one as it gave me a face in the industry in my state. I was able to buildup two brands before they moved to Lagos (bigger market) and being that we didn’t have any legal agreement, it was based on understanding and friendship, we had more work done than gaining cos the industry here has the least market for entertainment. I still hope to go back to entertainment someday ‘cos I know that’s one work you do and forget its work you are doing, its an industry filled with fun..
Once again I want to say please keep doing what you are doing, don’t stop as we keep praying for rare gems like you errday.”
Thank you! God bless.
- AML142: The Business of Music in North Africa
- AML 141: Meet Camille Storm, Founder of C&C Distro, a Kenyan Music Distribution Company
- AML 140: Abiola Oke & Richelieu Dennis Sexual Harassment Claims: Lessons for Employers & Executives
- AML 139: Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’: Merch & Music Royalties for the African Artist
- @NYPost Please Correct your Misleading Headline Stating a “Beyonce-Endorsed Burna Boy Makes Afrobeat go International”