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Breaking: Attorney & Publisher Uduak Oduok Nominated for ‘Media Personality of the Year’ at the 2012 NEA Awards!


I woke up on Saturday June 2nd, 2012 to unexpected news that I was nominated as ‘Media Personality of the Year’ at the upcoming 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards). Wow! What an honor. Thank you to the organizers of NEA Awards and all persons involved in nominating me. There is nothing as gratifying as having your own people recognize your work.

Sharing the category with me are some of the most recognized media personalities within and outside Nigeria.


Again, I am honored to be nominated. The NEA Awards has come a long way and continues to position itself as an awards event to be reckoned with. It also has a particular advantage as its is New York based and is becoming an event that really bridges the gap between the West and Africa’s music industry. Last year, the NEA expanded to include nominees from other African countries including Ghana. It also added a music seminar event, beneficial to music industry professionals, which  included some important stakeholders both in America and Nigeria’s music industry.

This year, I understand it intends to step up its game even more.

Indeed, its nominees list is a reflection of  how exciting this year’s event will be as it includes some of the most prominent, fun and harworking talents  in Africa’s entertainment industry: Wizkid, D’Banj, Don Jazzy, Davido (the preceding are all Nigerians) Sarkodie (Ghana), HHP (South Africa), John Dumelo (Ghana), Majid Michel (Ghana) and so much more.

This is indeed a great year to be nominated. Thank you once again to all, including the organizers, involved in nominating me.

Please visit to see the full list of nominees. For AML readers in Nigeria who would like to vote for me, text “NEA  25  Uduak Oduok” to 32051. Please note there is a 30Naira charge for SMS cost.

Thank you.


Photocredit: NEA Awards 2010
Photo description: Myself on the red carpet wearing a Korto Momolu gown and sharing a laughter with Kenny Ogungbe, owner Kennis Music.

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Africa Music Law™

AFRICA MUSIC LAW™ (AML) is a pioneering music business and entertainment law blog and podcast show by Fashion and Entertainment Lawyer Ms. Uduak Oduok empowering the African artist and Africa's rapidly evolving entertainment industry through brilliant music business and entertainment law commentary and analysis, industry news, and exclusive interviews.

Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Ms. Uduak is also a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her law firm’s intellectual property law, media, business, fashion, and entertainment law practice areas. She has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts and handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients in the USA, Africa, and Asia.

Her work and contributions to the creative industry have been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, The American University School of Law and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA including ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Academy of Arts University in San Francisco.
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