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

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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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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