Early Bird Registration For Entertainment And Sports Law Training Extended

Early Bird Registration For Entertainment And Sports Law Training Extended

With the massive developments in the digital world, the vast spectrum of entertainment industries all across the globe has seen rapid developments. Of course, this includes Nigeria as well. The music, game, and film industries have all been on an uprising in recent years, and tons of people foresee that the growth will only continue.

Also, since the number of internet users in Nigeria has surpassed the 100 million mark, it is only natural to predict how the gaming industry will grow and expand in the country. Taking into account the youth of the country’s population, and how 70% of it is under the age of 30, many experts predict the skyrocketing of casual gamers by the year 2025. The business of sports entertainment is a multi-billion dollar industry. It includes everything from professional sports leagues to collegiate and amateur athletics. The industry also encompasses the businesses that support these activities, such as stadiums and arenas, equipment manufacturers, and apparel companies.

It is important this thriving industry has lawyers who are well equipped to service its unique, creative and extremely talented community including the billion dollar companies that participate in the industry. For lawyers looking to participate in Nigeria’s thriving global entertainment and sports industry, its important you attend the Entertainment and Sports Law Training scheduled to hold on the 28th and 29th of September, 2023. See more details below;

Theme: Entertainment Law Mastery 2.0

Date: 28th & 29th September, 2023

Mode: Hybrid

Venue: NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Time: 9am – 5pm daily


  1. Music Contracts & Agreements
  2. Film & Media Agreements
  3. Art Law
  4. Talent Acquisition & Management
  5. Licensing & Intellectual Property Law
  6. Sports Law


Members of Faculty

  1. Beverly Agbakoba-Onyejianya (Partner, Olisa Agbakoba Legal)
  2. Akinyemi Ayinuoluwa (Partner, Hightower Solicitors)
  3. Rita Anwiri Chindah, ACIArb (Lectuer, Faculy of Law, Rivers State)
  4. Olayemi Oladapo (International Partner Manager, Middle East & Africa, PRS.)
  5. Amanda Uzoagba (Senior Legal Executive, EbonyLife Media)
  6. Charles Ajiboye (Partner, The Penthouse Solicitors)

Registration Fee:

Physical Session

60,000 Naira | 45,000 Naira (early bird – ends 15th September, 2023).

Registration Link-  https://bit.ly/3YixvAm

Virtual Session

50,000 Naira | 35,000 Naira (early bird – ends 15th September, 2023).

Registration Link- https://bit.ly/44U5Rfs

This session promises to be a practical session, lawyers, entertainers and stakeholders in the entertainment and sports industry are encouraged to participate as well. Kindly note participants will receive certificates of attendance, as well as NBA-ICLE points allotted by the Nigerian Bar Association’s Institute of Continuous Learning Education.

Registration fee also covers training materials, tea break and lunch. For more information, please contact Lawlexis on 09029755663 or lawlexisinternational@gmail.com. Looking forward to welcoming you at the training.



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Have you noticed that the
Police are our default go –to – persons whenever we have anyone of the myriad
of issues we deal with on a daily basis. One act which I find most absurd is
when we make them our debt collectors, this means the police in a way serve as
contract enforcers, which I believe is not right.  A friend once recounted his experience with
the police to me and explained how he had entered into a contract which did not
work out so well, thus finding himself liable to his partner to the tune of a
few millions.

The creditor had become
inpatient and reported my friend to the police, who in turn arrested my friend
at his place of business but released him on bail. Though my friend has long paid his debt, I remember
wondering if the police also had a duty to act as debt collectors or contract
enforcers for the general public.
A look at section 4 of the
Police Act spells out the duty of the police. It states that:-
“The Police shall be employed for
the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, the
preservation of law and order, the protection of life and property and the due
enforcement of all laws and regulations with which they are directly charged,
and shall perform such military duties within or outside Nigeria as may be
required of them by, or under the authority of this or any other Act”.
From the foregoing, I do
not see the words debt collector stated in the Police Act, do you? So why do
Nigerians call the police for such. I will rather recommend you call a debt
recovery agent.
The courts also frown on
the practice of using the Police as debt collectors. This is illustrated in the
case of A.C (O.A.O) Nig Ltd V. Umanah
(2013) 4 NWLR (Pt 1344) Page 323
where the Court of Appeal held that:
statutory duties of the police under the Police Act is to maintain peace, law
and order in the society. Debt collection or loan recovery is not within the
purview of the statutory duties and powers of the police”.
In conclusion, I will
suggest that the police focus on its primary duties rather than allow
distractions from matters such as debts or loan recovery. Moreover, Nigerians
have to understand that a lawyer is someone you must have on speed dial all the
time before you enter into contractual agreements.