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Africa Music Law™ Podcast, Episode 1: Big Brother Africa, Chris Brown’s Seizure, Tonto Dikeh’s Attempted Suicide, Usher & Tameka Raymond Custody Battle & Simon Cowell Cheating, Baby Mama Scandal

Dear AML Readers, I am happy to introduce our first/inaugural podcast to you. I invite you all to email me if you would like to co-host with me or sponsor future podcast episodes. I’d love to have you and of course it would be a great opportunity for me and the AML community to get to know you better and what you do.

Please email me at (info@africamusiclaw or [email protected](preferred)).

On this inaugural podcast, I am happy to introduce you to Ms. Unwam Oduok, a Partner at Ebitu Law Group, P.C.

We discuss the following hot topics:

1. Big Brother Africa (Ethiopia’s threat to prosecute a female contestant for having sex on the show);
2. Tonto Dikeh’s attempted suicide and hateful comments by commenters online;
3. Chris Brown’s recent seizure and continued legal troubles/headaches; and
4. The Simon Cowell Baby mama drama scandal (sleeping with his best friend’s wife and getting her pregnant)

Enjoy, leave your comments and let me know if you like the Podcast idea and want more, with you as my co-host of course. 🙂

Cheers,
Uduak
-Music by Music Producer Kidkonect


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Attorney Unwam OduokUnwam Oduok, Esq.
Partner
([email protected])

Practice Areas
General Civil Litigation
Business Law
Family Law

Biography
While many reluctantly enter the practice area of family law, Ms. Unwam Oduok (Ms. Unwam) has always been clear and purposeful about her intentions to be a family law attorney; and ultimately, a family law judge. From working with families and children, in her early youth, as an aftercare school teacher, to her work, for over a decade, as a probation counselor at the Santa Clara County Probation Department, she has never waivered in her goal.

A graduate of San Jose State University with a B.A in Sociology and a B.S in Administration of Justice, Ms. Unwam subsequently enrolled and graduated from the historic Washburn School of Law with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 2005. Washburn School of Law played a key role in the Civil Rights movement when, in 1953, the school’s alumni found themselves on both sides of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark civil rights case that changed race relations in America, forever.

While at Washburn School of Law, Ms. Unwam served as Vice President of the Black Law Student Association. Also, she worked in the Washburn Law Clinic as a student legal intern handling Family law and Dependency cases. She was also an active member in the Children and Family Law Center and the Center for Excellence in Advocacy. In 2003, she worked as an Investigative intern for the San Joaquin Public Defender’s Office. By 2004, she earned a highly coveted Judicial Externship with the Honorable Judge Leonard P. Edwards. Judge Edwards, in 1999, established one of the country’s first dependency drug treatment court. He was also the first Juvenile Court Judge to receive the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence. The prestigious award is presented, annually, by the National Center for State Courts to a state court judge who exemplifies the highest level of judicial excellence, integrity, fairness, and professional ethics.

After her externship with the Honorable Judge Edwards, Ms. Unwam worked in 2005 as a Legal Intern for the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office. At the District Attorney’s office, she gained even more experience working on violation of probation cases. Throughout her time during and post law school, Ms. Unwam continued working with the Santa Clara County Probation Department as a Probation Counselor. In her capacity as a Probation Counselor, she has worked with families and minors, including conducting extensive counseling sessions with them; and identifying and working with social workers and other mental health professionals to provide the tools necessary for delinquent minors and their families to succeed.

Education
Washburn School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2005
California State University San Jose, B.A. Sociology, B.A. Criminal Justice Administration, 1999

Bar Admissions
California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Languages
English
Yoruba

Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law website, livestream and podcast show empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through its brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

For general inquiries, advertising, licensing, or to appear on the show as a guest, please email ([email protected]). Thank you for visiting.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at https://msuduak.com.

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