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Japheth Omojuwa: Technology, Data, and the Music business

Japheth Omojuwa is a well known Nigerian public speaker, political commentator, and social media expert.

Using his book, Digital: The New Code of Wealth, as the starting point, he talks to host Folashade Anozie about how artists and/or others can effectively use social media to achieve success.

Japheth also talks about the importance of artists understanding how to use data and managing the often murky world of social media.

Anwuli Roseline: Overcoming obstacles with fortitude

Summer 2019 is over and we kick things back up with budding music producer, songwriter, and sound designer Anwuli Roseline. Anwuli has a great life story. She has a hearing disability that went unaddressed for a lengthy period of time which subsequently affected her speech and ability to interact seamlessly with people. However, she never let her disability deter her. Eventually, through the support of the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Enugu State government she received hearing aids.

Our conversation covered her journey into music, discovering she had a hearing disability, navigating the ins & outs of the Nigerian music industry, and more.

Femi Leye: Recording Artist, Music Producer, & Instrumentalist

Our final interview before we go on our summer break is with Nigerian recording artist, music producer, and instrumentalist, Femi Leye. Femi’s creative exploits include his work with artists such as Youssou N’dour, Brymo, Tiwa Savage, Adekunle Gold, Reminisce, and Simi.

Our chat covers his sophomore album, spreading his creative tentacles, his musical journey, and more.

Muna Martin: Digital distribution in Nigeria

On this episode of the pod we speak to Muna Martin, the General Manager at Freemedigital Ltd about digital distribution and more.

Prior to Freemedigital, Muna worked as a customer support engineer at Iroko Partners. He also cut his teeth as an entrepreneur managing Umunnamu Records.

Hopefully this interview provides some answers to anyone who has questions about digital distribution in Nigeria and leads to more insightful discussions.

Gray Jones: The creative handyman

This episode features our chat with Gray Jones, a film composer, sound designer, music producer, and audio engineer.

Our conversation covered film/tv music, his musical journey, tips for breaking into the Nigerian film industry as a film/tv composer, and more.

Oye Akideinde: The Music Man

We caught up with Oye Akideinde, the newly appointed Head of Over the Top (OTT) music services at MTN Group. Oye was also the former regional director of West Africa for Boomplay music.

The cross-section of topics discussed include: his journey into music and technology, the importance of strategy when it comes to the business of music, streaming services, payola, and more.