The Basic Structure of Nigeria’s Legal System

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Nigeria‘s Legal System An important thing to know for all una olodos 🙂 out there is Nigeria’s court system and legal structure, especially now that you might graduate into another level of success once you sign your contract with a label or vice versa. Nigeria‘s Legal Structure 1. Federal Law & Courts– Like the USA, there is a federal law of …

How to Negotiate an Artist-Manager Contract (The Manager)

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By far the most common relationship present in Nigeria’s (Naija) music industry is the Artist-Manager relationship. Only a handful of artists are signed to record labels but when it comes to managers, almost all artists seem to have managers. Indeed it is not uncommon to hear artists say, “talk to my manager” or showoff that they have managers. Because this …

Things to Know Before you Sign a Music Contract!

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As Nigeria’s (Naija) entertainment industry grows, we see it becoming sophisticated and talents and entertainment companies looking to the court system to resolve disputes. While Nigeria might not have a great criminal justice or civil law system, when it comes to commercial/contract disputes (a subset of Nigeria’s civil law system), we find that Nigeria’s legal system manages to work relatively …

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How To Network in the Music Industry

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Whether you are an emerging artist or a new label owner, networking is the name of the game. Who you know really does matter, regardless of what anyone says. Here are a few tips to begin building a rolodex of strong industry contacts. Know where to go to find your contacts: In the past, it would have been nearly impossible …