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)
Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), founder of Africa Music Law, is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handle her firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion and entertainment law practice areas. For fifteen years, as an attorney, she has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa and Asia including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She can be reached via email (email@example.com), via her firm’s website wwww.ebitulawgrp.com, or on twitter: @uduaklaw.