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Happy Independence Day to Nigeria + Top 10 Reasons to Love Nigeria and Nigerians

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October 1st, 2011 marks Nigeria’s 51st Independence Day. Taking time out to say, I am Nigerian-American proudly representing Nigeria from USA courtrooms to runways, in front and behind the camera, online and offline. I am and remain about uplifting my people, bridging gaps, telling our positive stories,calling out the ills, challenging us to do better, challenging us to leave a strong legacy for generations to come. Challenging us to get past tribalism, religious limitations and what have you. I love America but I say often that the Uduak Oduok everyone sees today was not molded in the USA.All the work was done in Nigeria. Happy Independence day to a great nation and great people. God bless Nigeria.

What is there to love about Nigeria and Nigerians? My top 10 list:

  1. Nigeria’s Music industry is fast becoming what South Korea’s music industry is to Asia. It’s total dominance across the African continent.
  2. Nigeria’s fashion industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds. South Africa used to be the prime destination for African fashion, now Nigeria is a must.
  3. Nigerians remain the most educated African group in the USA
  4. Nigerians can be found in almost all industries, and usually are key players and decision makers.
  5. Nigerians love to have a good time and can party like no tomorrow.
  6. Nigerians, especially the women, are just very gorgeous, no lie.
  7. Did you know Nigeria’s accent now ranks as the fifth sexiest in the world?
  8. Nigerians have such great hospitality and even 419 attempted dark cloud does nothing to eviscerate our hospitality.
  9. ‎There are hundreds of thousands of Nigerian medical doctors in the West saving the lives of many and making significant contributions in science.
  10. Nigerians, they say, never carry last. Indeed. We are a resilient people, intelligent, driven, innovative, passionate and just down to cool people. When next you meet a Nigerian, be sure to say “well hello there!” LOL!


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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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