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AML 114: Is Tekno’s ‘Jogodo’ a Copyright Infringement of Danfo Drivers’ ‘Kpolongo’?

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We’ve seen this script before. A recording artist releases music. It’s very successful and before we know it, another recording artist steps forward and says, “hey, you stole my music. You used my work without compensation and my consent.” What’s interesting, however, is how blatant these alleged infringements, if true, are getting these days, especially by popular recording artists. On the 114th …

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AML 113: (Exclusive) Technologist Ade Olufeko on the Future of Music Technology in Nigeria & Africa’s Music Industry

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Ade Olufeko joins Ms. Uduak on the 113th episode of The Africa Music Law Show to discuss the future of music technology in Nigeria’s music industry. “Ade Abayomi Olufeko, a product of the pre-dot-com era is an American trained technologist, commercial designer and international curator of Ijebu descent. The intersection of his expertise in different domains led to the 2007 formation of …

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AML 112: Coachella 2018: 3 real reasons Wizkid cancelled performance

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On the 112th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Ms. Uduak, host and producer, discusses the three real reasons she believes one of Nigeria/Africa’s biggest pop acts failed to show to perform at the prestigious Coachella Music Festival on April 14, 2018. Listen and share. Preview The facts Reason #1 – Poor Planning Reason #2 – High Cost of …

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AML 111: (Exclusive) Emma Ugolee Pt. 2: Dealing with kidney failure, dialysis, & finding hope

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In the 111th episode of The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak, media personality and entertainment industry veteran, Emma Ugolee, gets deeply personal with discussing work-life balance in the entertainment industry. Specifically, he discusses how he discovered he had kidney failure, the symptoms, the diagnosis, dealing with the disease through dialysis, losing over 10 friends to the disease, his …

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AML 110: (Exclusive) Emma Ugolee on Payola in the Nigerian Music Industry and the talents, labels, executives and networks killing the ecosystem

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Long before there was a music video (MV) industry, video awards, countless MV countdown shows, and before MVs became a revenue source for labels and artists, Nigerian artists did not know how to use their MVs to promote their songs, neither did they have a platform to air them. One man, however, Emmanuel (Emma) Ugolee, a broadcast industry veteran, had …

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AML 109: 5 Big Trends Shaping the Nigerian Music Industry in 2018

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On the 109th episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Ms. Uduak, host and producer, discusses the 5 big trends shaping the Nigerian music industry in 2018, highlighting one trend in each key aspects of the music business value chain. Listen and share. Preview Artist-Management Publishing Distribution Live Events Lawsuits About Ms. Uduak Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), the founder of …

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AML108: (Exclusive) Interview with Shei Funmi, Emerging Artist & Entertainment Industry Influencer

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Shei Funmi is one of the bravest individuals you will ever meet and/or talk to. A media and entertainment industry influencer who began enjoying global recognition and success in his late teens, even attracting American celebrity followers on social media such as Lady Gaga.  Shei Funmi has worked with top African and western entertainment, fashion, and creative brands. Prior to lending …