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Video: Ycee talks Sony deal, Wizkid’s success, studying marine biology while doing music, working with Falz & more on the Raro Lae Show


Days after his social media outbursts with Michael Ugwu, Ycee sheds light on his deal with Sony music through a pre-recorded interview with Raro Lae. Ycee explains that he signed a distribution deal with Sony while keeping 100% creative control. He says the process for distributing his music with Sony is lengthy and has improved his work ethic.

Watch the interview below.

-Ms. Uduak
“International Nigerian artist— Y.Cee is currently on his first ever U.S. tour and is killing it. American – Nigerian media correspondent, Raro Lae caught up with him and was able to get him to open up in regards to his professional career, as well as his personal life.

While on The Raro Lae Show, Y.Cee spoke about his future projects, dropping a new single (that seems to be on hold now) and the control/ freedom his Sony Deal provides him. He went on to speak about Wizkid’s success in the global market, however, he also stressed the importance of every African artist knowing their niche and creating their own wave (instead of jumping onto the “popular” wave) and not negating the 1.2 billion African market.

In addition to music, Y.Cee spoke of his rise to fame and experiencing it first hand while studying Marine Biology at the University of Lagos. He went on to speak about his professional/personal relationship with Falz and it is everything but — Something light.”

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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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