Legal Drama

AML Exclusive: (Document) Sony Africa v. Ycee’s Tinny Entertainment Breach of Contract Memo

This document was sent to me regarding the Sony-Africa Tinny Entertainment licensing deal. Tinny Entertainment is home to Ycee, known for his hit single ‘Juice’. The document shows there has been a back and forth between the parties with no resolution of the issues surrounding their licensing relationship. It also, in my view, could mean that Sony Africa may soon make an offensive move in an attempt to control its brand reputation/narrative in the region. Let’s see what happens. In the meantime, read the breach of contract allegations from Tinny Entertainment to Sony Africa below.

-Ms. Uduak

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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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