Hi I’m Uduak Oduok, a Business, Fashion & Entertainment Lawyer of African heritage (Nigerian) practicing in California, USA. For many years, I struggled with how to fully express my African identity and the challenges I experienced as a girl child growing up in Nigeria. I wanted to capture my passion for the law, my dual identity as an African and American, my love for the creative arts yet also advocate for issues very dear to my heart i.e. the de-marginalization of the African woman and girl child.
Frustrated, I began researching and discovered that there was yet another largely ignored group in the West and on the continent, the African musician/artists.
A light bulb went on in my head and right there and then, I knew what to do. Without much thought, I launched a blog, the first of its kind on the continent and in the West, called it Africa Music Law and got to blogging and providing resources and valuable insights to these artists (majority male) to empower them.
In exchange, I got their attention which has allowed me to share the impact of the continued marginalization of the African woman and the girl child, the need for change and what change ought to look like.
To learn exactly what these resources are and how you too can be a part of a positive change while being entertained and learning valuable insights that can help propel your career as an artist, creative talent or industry professional, simply SUBSCRIBE to the blog to begin receiving my exclusive interviews, business commentary and legal analysis on Africa & USA pop culture and the law. (First published in 2014)
WHAT IS AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML): It is a pioneering website I, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), launched in 2011 to empower the African artist and the creative industry at large. In 2014, I launched a complimentary podcast show. AML is a revolution happening right before your eyes. For feedback, advertising, or licensing inquiries please email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHAT I DO: I am a California licensed attorney who helps creatives and owners of business enterprises sleep better at night by predicting, preventing issues, and protecting their prized assets through my transactional and litigation services.
WHO I WORK WITH: I have counseled a range of clients from musicians, models, actors, actresses, and designers, to diverse business owners in numerous areas of the law including contracts, business law, fashion and entertainment law, copyright, trademark and intellectual property law. I bring over two decades of first-hand knowledge and experiences that are as diverse as they are deep in the fashion and entertainment industries (modeling, retail, production, public relations, journalism, and publishing). I am an attorney who “gets it” when it comes to resolving legal issues for the fashion and entertainment industries.
INTERESTED IN TALKING TO ME ABOUT LEGAL REPRESENTATION? Reach out to me directly at (email@example.com), visit me online at www.ebitulawgrp.com, or call me at (916-361-6506).