This week, we have had recent health scares in the entertainment industry from Nigeria to America. In the U.S., Lil Wayne had multiple seizures that forced him to cancel his concerts, and R&B Singer Tweet was hospitalized for blood clots found in her lungs and right arm. On the Nigeria end, Nollywood actor Sadiq Daba advised the public that he has Leukemia but is responding well to treatment, and Wizkid canceled the final concert dates of his U.S. tour due to alleged health reasons. Three days after Wizkid’s announcement, he is seen in Lagos at the Fela shrine rehearsing for his concert later this month in the U.K.
This has raised a lot of questions on whether Wizkid, in fact, has a health issue. On episode 103 of the Africa Music Law podcast show, Ms. Uduak, host, and producer of the show, addresses Wizkid’s alleged health issue, and the growing drug and mental health epidemic on the brink of an explosion in Nigeria’s music industry.
- Wizkid alleged health issue
- Artist health in the entertainment industry
- Mental health issues and other issues
- Realities of touring
- Managers and the duty to artists when it comes to health management
About Ms. Uduak
Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), the 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 over 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.
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About The Africa Music Law Show with Ms. Uduak
Hosted by California-based Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), The Africa Music Law show is a show empowering the African artist through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews. The show has been downloaded over 200,000 times and made iTunes top 4 ‘New & Noteworthy.’ Subscribers include Africa & Hollywood’s power executives, investors, lawyers, artists and other industry stakeholders. The blog itself has been cited in a U.S. top-ranked law school’s ‘International Law Review’ journal. Country demographic: Nigeria (26%), USA (23%), UK (15%), UAE (7%), and Other (29%).
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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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