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#Inspiration: Perseverance, Hardwork, Discipline, Belief in Self, Vision & Passion Pays Off! @Lecrae

Let’s make it official AML People! Happy Friday!!!!

Hmmmm. . . what a week. First, I am grateful I had some real down time with you all to share my own “art” this week :). We’ve got a little more time together and then, I get real stingy with my time, again, but only for a short while.

What’s on my mind? My magazine Ladybrille. I can’t believe that five years ago I started it and I am here now. Truthfully, three out of those five years, I was going through probably the most challenging time in my personal life to date. All hell that could break loose, did. Nevertheless, I found a way to put in the time and discipline; and with the help of some amazing persons (over 20) who worked with me throughout the years, I got here. It is a testament  that perseverance, hardwork, discipline, belief in self, vision and passion pays off.

Often, we see people in their glory but the truth is we do not know half the story. It is why, no matter the obstacles, you should never give up on self.

I have come to the conclusion that life is what it is. We are all here on earth to walk our own paths, find our own truths and hopefully in the process, make an impact. Some fall, fumble, refuse to learn, stay in the pity party and blame game, never get up and never find their way. Others fall, falter, have a little pity party but then own responsibility, get up and get to their intended destination. The key thing is the willingness to learn and grow from our experiences. Whoever said life would be easy?

I am grateful to be a part of impact driven positive results in the lives of so many, on and offline. When I receive emails, phonecalls, cards etc. from people, many I can’t even remember I interacted with, sharing their gratitude, I am reminded what it is all about. It is about living a purpose driven life in the real sense of the word; and truly leaving the world a better place than we found it.

As I think about my journey so far, I can’t help but marvel how great God is, really. I am blessed. You all are too. We all have our stories. They are unique and for the most part have the same theme and parallels of overcoming difficult periods in our lives and going on to do great things, in our own way, in our small corners of the earth. All of these is what makes us so uniquely special.

Artists, industry, embrace the journey. What lies ahead, the reward, will leave you speechless, in a good way.

On another note, let’s talk about LECRAE! He’s working on his new album GRAVITY! I can’t wait!!!  Folks, check out Track #13 off his upcoming ‘GRAVITY’ album and stay in that space that is mentally positive and inspiring.

Have a great weekend.

I’ll catch you all next week.


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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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