Uduak Oduok // Nigeria
Attorney, Entrepreneur, Journalist and Publisher are some of the titles linked to Uduak Oduok.
With a resume that spans across multiple industries, Oduok is the true definition of a trailblazer. Seven years ago, she founded Ladybrille out of a desire to reverse the de-marginalization of the African woman and girl child. Ladybrille remains a pioneer website which celebrates brilliant women and provides news and resources on African fashion, entertainment, business and law. In addition, Ladybrille also provides a platform for celebrating African women entrepreneurs including visibility and resources to existing businesses and mentorship opportunities for start-ups. A self-proclaimed “Certified Game Changer,” she is also the owner of Africa Music Law, a website founded to provide African music professionals with legal, financial and business relationship resources. Oduok is also the Co-founder of Ebitu Law Group based in in California which provides legal services including fashion and entertainment law.
Oduok has received several recognitions for her contribution to the advancement of Africa’s creative industries. She was named as one of AWP Network’s 2013 African Power Women and Applause Africa’s 40 under 40 leaders of African Heritage in the Diaspora. In 2014, she was nominated for the Archbishop Tutu Fellowship Programme.
She was a 2012 NEA nominee for “Media Personality of the Year” and a 2010 nominee of South Africa’s AFI Fashion Awards for her “Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communications.” A well-known legal commentator and speaker, she recently authored a soon-to-be published book for Nigerian entertainment professionals titled “Nigerian Music Industry & the Law, a Nigerian Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business.”
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