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VIDEO: X-Factor Comes to Nigeria & Ghana, Reggie Rockstone, Onyeka Onwenu & M.I Confirmed as Judges

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XFACTOR NIGERIA AND GHANAFolks, the Reality TV culture in the US has definitely taken root in Nigeria and we are seeing even more reality tv shows popping up in the industry. This means we are about overdue here on AML to discuss some of the basics of reality tv show contracts both from a network, talent and producer perspective. Also, understand the distinction. Reality TV shows coming to Africa has no bearing on the underlying lack of infrastructure. Many will and are making truck loads of money off the industry but they a re not necessarily Nigerians themselves. Nigerian business men and women, its entertainment lawyers, accountants et. al. need to step up and work with other sectors to lay a solid foundation where its citizens truly benefit from these exploding entertainment culture.

In any event, the latest reality tv show to hit both Nigerian and Ghanaian soil is X-Factor, a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell. Glo, the owner and producer of the show for the Nigerian market, recently unveiled its judges and they are: Rappers M.I Abaga and Reggie Rockstone, and Singer Onyeka Onwenu.

Congrats to  the judges.

-Uduak

Business of Music North Africa Roundtable

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Africa Music Law™

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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