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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 back on track.

By the way, is Cool FM killin’ it or what? They are fast becoming the breakaway go to radio station in Nigeria.

Back to SInzu. A standout in his interview, for me, was one of the experiences he shared about when he was locked up doing time in Federal prison for fraud related charges. He explained that in prison you could earn enough to purchase music to listen on a music device. He said he was able to earn enough points to do so, and when he reviewed the playlist available to him to purchase music, he saw the musical works of his fellow Nigerian colleagues. He said that was a game-changing moment for him.

Moral of the story, artists stay out of trouble. As Sinzu points out, time is one thing where when spent, you can’t get it back.

Watch the interview below. By the way, I listened to his album. I think ‘Weirdest Love’ has the potential to be a major hit. Whoever made the beat for him, nailed it. He’s gonna need a radio edited version though for heavy rotation.

For an equally in-depth interview with Sinzu, listen to my throwback interview with him just before he was locked up, below.

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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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