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Follow Your Passion – WATCH The First Ever Northern California Fashion Law Panel #Fashionlaw

Uduak Oduok UC Hastings Ebitu Law Group Fashion Law PanelHappy New Week AML people! This week will be quite interesting. We’ve got an interesting record contract deal worth millions  to discuss i.e. take a look at the details of the contract. In addition, there is an interesting case of a famous artist  facing some serious time over alleged bank fraud. The alleged facts are interesting. I am also intrigued by the new interest by some of our Nigerian music talents who are now venturing into acting. We’ve seen many actors attempt singing. How do you suppose our artists will do?

I hope to talk about some of the legal issues in the contract you may encounter should the filmmaker you work for slide you an artist (film) agreement to sign.

However, before we get these interesting topics going on AML, let me set this week off with sharing a video clip from the historical launch of the First Ever Northern California Fashion Law Panel!!! The event was produced by my law firm, Ebitu Law Group, P.C , and my alma mater, UC Hastings College of the Law.

I believe in eating, drinking, breathing and sleeping your passion. I believe in relentlessly pursuing your passion, however long it takes, till you catch up and overtake it. 🙂 Lucky me that those who joined me on this panel share the same belief. To me, a relentless pursuit of that which you believe you are called to do is saying to yourself, “I believe in me and my abilities and what I am about. Accordingly, I invest in me, 110%, whether others do or not.”

It is, needless to say, very gratifying when that belief and vision becomes a real phenomenon because of your consistency and hard work. I know all of you entrepreneurs/ artists reading this can relate.

Many times, I think of the founders of Facebook, Google, Apple etc. These are persons that believed when no one else did and boy have they turned the world upside down!!

How bad do you want that passion of yours? If you say “badly” then it is simple. Follow your passion.

Check out the clip below, be inspired and have a great week ahead!


Photocredit: Stan Rapada

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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

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