Happy 24th birthday to AML reader, Fawehinmi “Foza” Oyinkansola

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Almost five years ago, I received an email that began a journey of mentorship, friendship and admiration for a young brilliant legal mind. Here is what the email said:

“Good day.

My name is Fawehinmi Oyinkansola a 500level Law student of Babcock University. I am currently working on my final year project which is titled the “Legal Protection of the Music Industry’This topic is so dear to me because of my love for the law and the music industry. However, I am experiencing hurdles in getting reference materials and some vital most needed information.

Please I would be glad if your assistance is felt towards this research work having noticed your wealth of knowledge in both fields. I anticipate a favourable response. Thanks.”

Fawehinmi “Foza” Oyinkansola was an avid reader of the Africa Music Law blog and was soaking up and implementing a lot of what I was sharing on AML during law school, and after graduation. As she tells the story, people made fun of her when she would tell them she wanted to become an entertainment lawyer. Her law school offered no entertainment law courses and the AML blog was her reference point and inspiration to know there is something like entertainment law and to see a woman and person of Nigerian heritage, just like her, practicing entertainment law.

Today Foza is simply a beautiful, brilliant, passionate, determined and fearless legal mind who is already painting the town red in the entertainment industry at only 24years old! I am extremely proud of her and all of her accomplishments, and since launching the Africa Music Law podcast radio show, I have also invited her as a guest on several occasions to discuss the business of entertainment and the law.

Happy birthday to a brilliant legal mind who understands the sky is just the beginning for her. Happy birthday to you Foza! Have an amazing and wonderful celebration. I know the best is yet to come from you.

If you are new to AML, get to meet this formidable AML reader and attorney in the AML podcast shows below. She also has a recent interview she granted to Lawyard.ng worth reading.

~Ms. Uduak

Foza’s bio

Fawehinmi Oyinkansola is a founding partner at Legalbyte a boutique law firm servicing the creative industries in Nigeria. She heads the music, film and fashion portfolios of the firm. Oyinkansola popularly referred to as “Foza” has successfully pioneered the emergence of many revenue streams for the consortium of producers for the publishing of their catalogues. She also played a pivotal role in daily management and administration of The Sarz Academy ; an NGO pioneered by Sarz (a top ranking music producer in Nigeria). Popularly known in the Telecommunications value added services, she has brokered many licensing and publishing deals for host of Artists . Foza also doubles as a business manager for singer Chee. She can be reached  via email (officialfoza@gmail.com) or on twitter: @fozadoza.

Foza joins us for a discussion on P-square’s family feud, music publishing in Nigeria & more.

Foza’s first appearance on The Africa Music Law Show


Africa Music Law™

WHAT IS AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML): It is a pioneering and revolutionary law blog launched in 2011 to empower the African artist and the creative industry at large. In 2014, I launched a complimentary podcast show, The Africa Music Law Show, available on iTunes/Apple Podcast and Stitcher Radio. For feedback, advertising, or licensing inquiries please email (africamusiclaw@gmail.com).

WHAT I DO: My name is Uduak Oduok and I am a California licensed attorney who helps creatives and business owners sleep better at night by protecting their creativity and reputation, securing their rights, and helping them with the monetization of their intellectual property assets.

WHO I WORK WITH: I have counseled a range of clients from musicians, models, actors, actresses, and designers, to diverse business owners in numerous areas of the law including contracts, business law, fashion and entertainment law, copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law. I bring over two decades of first-hand knowledge and experiences that are as diverse as they are deep in the fashion and entertainment industries (modeling, retail, production, public relations, journalism, and publishing). I am an attorney who “gets it” when it comes to resolving legal issues for the fashion and entertainment industries.

INTERESTED IN TALKING TO ME ABOUT LEGAL REPRESENTATION? To arrange a consultation to discuss your case, contact me at 916-361-6506 or email me directly at (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com).

Full bio: Ms. Uduak Bio/

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