Officially, let me say, “Happy Friday.” I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. Last year into this year March 2012, I have turned down numerous interviews and speaking engagements. I was so swamped it made it impossible to be in the moment specific to interviews etc. However, I did grant one interview to AfricanPlanet.com. I liked their focus and mission and it made sense to make the time, somehow.
The interview has since been published.
An excerpt follows:
“Africanplanet.com: How do you define yourself?
Uduak Oduok, Esq.: Unique. One of “God’s limited editions” to borrow a description I heard someone say in the past. Simple yet complex. Very independent thinker. Confident. Very direct. Assertive. Loyal. Caring. Honest. Great friend. Great sister. Great daughter.
Africanplanet.com: What where the defining moments that led to your career choice(s)?
Uduak Oduok, Esq.: A book I read as a child involving the legal justice system in Nigeria. The book was in Yoruba, and the lead character was a little girl named Agbeke. I knew then that I wanted to be a lawyer. In addition, my perceived gender inequality and the suppression of women in Nigeria further fueled that burning desire to be a legal advocate, and give voice to the voiceless. I feel blessed to be doing what I am most passionate about.
Africanplanet: What are your almae matres? And what degrees did you earn?
Uduak Oduok, Esq.: San Jose State University located in San Jose, California. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and a minor in Philosophy.
Africanplanet.com: What is the difference between you and others in the same field?
Uduak Oduok, Esq.: I am Uduak Oduok.
I am not as swamped and do welcome your solicitations for interviews and speaking engagements.
Africanplanet.com has the full interview.
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