Media & Entertainment Law

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Media & Entertainment Law

In this age of content as king, we combine commercial and legal expertise to promote and protect your content interests. Our Entertainment, Leisure and Media Practice group crisscrosses corporate, commercial, intellectual property and litigation interests with an in-depth understanding of the entertainment, media and sports sectors in Nigeria.


While it may be said that Nigerian entertainment law is still fledgeling, we offer extensive services across all commercial aspects of entertainment and media law, key to which are contracts, financing, intellectual property and dispute resolution, all relevant to music, film, television, fashion and other aspects of the creative arts. We draft, review and negotiate recording, publishing, management, distribution, licensing and partnership agreements, as well as devise strategies to help our clients protect their intellectual property rights.


In the music industry, we provide extensive services to music artists, producers, DJs, record labels and entertainment companies. We routinely draft, negotiate and review contracts on behalf of our clients. We recently drafted and negotiated a Record Financing Agreement for a multi-platinum selling RnB recording artist and our team is on hand to cater to other specialist requests.


In film & television, we advise independent film-makers and production companies on all aspects of the production and distribution chain of films and television programs. We carried out a contract review process for the Nollywood film, ‘Surulere’ and are currently acting as legal consultants in the production of a ground-breaking legal television series, Castle and Castle.


On the international front, we recently advised Canal+, a French television company on Nigerian law issues arising from the acquisition of a stake in Nollywood film production group, ROK Studios.



2022 Entertainment Wrap-Up and 2023 Forward Look

In 2022, the Nigerian entertainment industry experienced massive growth. In the film subset of the industry, Amazon Prime Video made its debut in the Nigerian video-on-demand market. The year equally saw various Nigerian artistes enter into international partnerships and synchronization deals, with global chart-toppers like Tems, Burna Boy, Ckay, Rema, and Fireboy featuring in the official album soundtrack of Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
In this report, we explore the progress made in the entertainment industry last year and highlight what 2023 has in store for entertainment in Nigeria.
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