Legal Drama

Nollywood Rips the Living Day Lights Out of Lady Gaga Name in Nollywood Flick “Lady Gaga” Starring Funke Akindele and Oge Okoye


“Piracy this, piracy that. Piracy is killing Nollywood. Piracy, piracy, piracy.” How many times have we heard the Nollywood film industry  complain about this. Yet, screen writers, producers, directors and all continue to just rip the living day lights out of names, image and trademarks of famous American stars.

The latest thievery is the straight up hi-jacking and ripping off of the living daylights out of Lady Gaga’s name. “Oh common Ms. Uduak it ain’t as dramatic as you make it seem. They are in Africa who is paying attention?”

Now that’s the question innit? I am sure I’ll have to revisit stories like this later. So I’ll save the discussion for when it really counts.

Oh! You heard of Nollywood flick Beyonce and Rihanna? Loooooooooooool! I couldn’t help it. Funny stuff I tell ya.

Happy Friday!


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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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