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Happy Birthday to Me: I am Older, Wiser, Stronger & Definitely Hotter! :)


MsUduakHappy birthday to me on this beautiful day of the 5th of May, 2015.

As I reflect on my life this morning, before the partying begins, I can honestly say I am older, wiser, stronger and definitely hotter! 🙂

I have learnt so much, and grown so much. I have faced and conquered many of my fears, albeit sometimes kicking, screaming and scratching my way through them. Indeed, I now have the courage to be even more open and vulnerable as I continue to share my authentic self with the world.

In my short journey on earth so far, I have come to realize that self love lies not in loving me only when I am “perfect” but in loving my imperfect self, perfectly. In doing so, I also allow the people close to my heart to be free to love me and my imperfections, unconditionally.

I am thankful to God for all of his protection all these years over me and my loved ones. I am thankful for wisdom.

Thank you to my family, true friends, my Ladybrille and AML families and anyone who has ever supported my work. Without all of your support, I honestly don’t know where I would be.

I know and have always said to my family and friends that I was born to change and transform lives, for the better. I have always believed this wholeheartedly and still do. My dream is to be a renowned speaker, like the Les Browns of the world, while of course still having my feet firmly planted in the law, my first love.

When I look at my personal and career trajectory, I know I am a step closer to my dream and goals. Each day, I walk fully in that purpose, pursuing my passion relentlessly, knowing that my personal challenges only serve to refine the stories that I will tell to transform lives.

I am again very grateful for life, for another year and another opportunity to make an impact.

Here is to hoping that I continue to #stepintomygreatness and you all reading this do the same in your respective lives.

Happy birthday to me!

Cheers people.

~Ms. Uduak

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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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1 Comment

  1. Victor Vixo says:

    I’m so sorry this is coming late…..been offline for awhile!”

    happy birthday Ms Uduak , wishing you all the best ….and I pray God impacts you with more wisdom and strength to touch your generation more and more.

    We appreciate your contributions, advise, counsel and wisdom.

    God bless you richly….cheers….imma send my flowers soon.!!

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