There are a few ways to describe Foza aptly. If you call her an expert in African entertainment law, you’d be correct. If you say she strikes you as a confident person, that also, in fact, would be correct.
It won’t be surprising if you recognise Foza Fawehinmi as the most notable entertainment law specialist in Nigeria. However, there are more facets to her professional career than meets the eye.
Fawehinmi Oyinkansola aka The FozaDoza is synonymous to energy and passion. With keen interest in the entertainment and legal industrIes, Foza has been able to create a niche in both industries for herself. She obtained her LL.B and a Diploma in Security studies from the prestigious Babcock University Ilisan Remo, Ogun State. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2014.
She started out in the entertainment industry as Business manager for a school group called Pro Inc which became the favourite go to hip hop group in school. This spurred her passion for talent management and she has worked as a road manager at Monarc Talent Agency (an affiliate of Aristokrat Records), G- WorldWide Entertainment as business manager and currently is the General Manager at a 360 management company (Incubation Factory).
Her clientele spans across the music, film and telecommunications industries where she has effectively brokered license, distribution and endorsement deals. She has an impressive personal and professional relationships with all her clients which ensures she creates a comfortable working relationship. She leads the music and film divisions of the firm.
Only a few people in the Nigerian and sub-Saharan African entertainment industry have experienced her in full character. Like masters of businesses commanding global influence across industries worldwide: top pan-African artists who finally got rewarded for their creative works; African government officials who received world-class counsel from her on intellectual property matters.
Therefore, it’s a no-brainer that most of them describe her with words like “bold”, “fearless”, “creative”, and “great”, among others.
At the beginning of her professional career, Foza Fawehinmi made a name for herself by championing causes for entertainers, record companies and institutions in Nigeria. This saw her craft innovative solutions for her clients and partners in the creative industry, using her knowledge of law and entertainment.
Since then, she has brokered deals worth over $10,000,000 working with top talents from 5 nationalities and advising several governments in the sub-saharan African region on IP matters.
In 2021, Foza Fawehinmi emerged Winner, “Prize for Lawyer”, Future Africa Awards.
Foza Fawehinmi is currently the president of Digital Music Commerce and Exchange Limited, an intellectual property valuation, management and administration company serving sub-Saharan Africa.
Fawehinmi “Foza” Oyinkansola is a visionary entertainment business Leader with a solid legal background and impactful 7+ years of practical experience spanning the entertainment and media law, management and transactional expertise. Proficient in entertainment business practices, corporate law, corporate governance, legal research, legal drafting, due diligence, entertainment law, IP & Copyright, dispute resolution practice, contract negotiation, project financing and management. She is known for adding significant value by leveraging a combination of legal proficiency, industry knowledge and business acumen to influence key stakeholders.
She demonstrates practical application of laws and regulatory issues, corporate governance and business practice and finance while partnering closely with team members to achieve growth and corporate goals. She is a founding partner at Technolawgical Partners a boutique entertainment law firm based in Lagos with significance industry stake in key decision making.
Foza Fawehinmi has grown to co found several companies such as Incubation Factory Entertainment, a label service company that provides management, distribution, marketing, promotion, event production and merchandise services. She has worked with individuals and companies as such spanning Sarz, Timaya, GoodGirl LA, Boomplay Music, Music Time!, ColdPlay, Warner music, Teni the entertainer etc. She currently serves as the President of Digital Music Commerce and Exchange Limited a pan African IP valuation, catalog management and administration company based in Lagos with branches in Ghana, Tanzania and Ivory Coast.
Foza is a vocal and passionate change agent, a non conformist and an adventurous risk taker. These traits have made her a known face as well as speaker on the most prestigious entertainment conferences stage. She strongly believes in integrity and is driven by family and legacy building. She has received numerous awards in relations to leadership and social activities.
Foza Fawehinmi enjoys her live band music sessions, and a gathering of talented artiste anytime. She is the life of every party and has an excellent social skill.