As Africa’s entertainment industry continues to evolve, and command a stronger presence in the United States, Ms. Uduak, a Fashion and Entertainment lawyer, publisher, producer and host of The Africa Music Law Show, turns to a few leading Nigerian-American entertainment lawyers/business minds for their observations about industry trends, controversies, and legal disputes, including those they are driving. The entertainment law roundtable is a three-part series, and kicks off in this 120th episode. Listen now, and share.
GUESTS & MODERATOR
Eche Emole is the Founder of Afropolitan Group, a leading live entertainment, and media company in the Bay Area, Northern California, that has produced live events headlined by Afrobeats stars like Mr. Eazi, Davido, Patoranking, Olamide, among others. He is also an executive at Flutterwave Inc., a payments technology company, headquartered in San Francisco and providing a platform (Rave) to make and accept payments from anywhere across the globe, including Africa. Eche holds a Juris Doctorate from U.C. Hastings College of the Law. He can be reached on Instagram via @afropolitangroup.
Unwam Oduok is an attorney and Partner at Ebitu Law Group, P.C based in Sacramento California where her practice areas focuses on family Law, business law(which includes contract drafting, negotiating and litigation), civil litigation and crisis management for brands, talents, and businesses. Ms. Unwam is licensed to practice in California. She can be reached via email at (email@example.com).
Lydia Agu is a reputable attorney, women’s rights advocate, and writer. Though she has experience in various areas of law, Lydia is most noted for her keen knowledge of entertainment law and litigation work. In 2009, Lydia graduated from Fordham Law School and in 2011 she foundedThe Agu Firmin Manhattan, New York.
As an entertainment attorney, Lydia has worked with renowned Afro-beats musicians, managed a record label for two years, and provided consulting services for various record labels and artists. Lydia was also the first attorney to obtain a federal court injunction against an African artist, preventing him from performing in the United States.
Lydia has a successful track record of suing various artists and entertainment companies on breach of contract cases, settling favorably on behalf of her clients. She has also successfully settled various sexual assault cases against individuals and big-name employers. Currently, Lydia is serving as the attorney representing Faith Rodgers against Robert Kelly (most notably known as R&B singer, R. Kelly). She can be reached on Instagram via @Lydiaaguesq.
Uduak Oduok, (Moderator) founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on twitter: @uduaklaw.
- Tekno losing his voice (Artist health).
- Preventing Artist burnout.
- Jeff Bezos $137 billion (Artist health/Family Law).
- How African artists should protect their assets when thinking marriage.
- XXXTentacion Death (Artist Health).
- Role of managers and promoters in ensuring artist mental wellness.
Where to Find Guests on the Show
- Eche Emole | @afropolitangroup.
- Unwam Oduok, Esq. | (email@example.com)
- Lydia Agu, Esq. | @Lydiaaguesq.
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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.
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