Hi there, welcome to my online home. I am Ms. Uduak and while I have many titles, the best way to describe myself is that I am an attorney, speaker, visionary and game changer. I help creatives, leaders and entrepreneurs increase reach and revenue, all while reducing or avoiding risks and ensuring efficient systems to remain sustainable. I do what I do because I am driven by the desire to empower those who are often marginalized i.e. women and children, especially on the continent of Africa. I find it incredibly fulfilling to help others in this way because I believe it helps empower people to push towards and step into their greatness.
I am also a speaker, contributing author of four books, journalist, and recognized thought leader, and trailblazer for my work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States.
As a lawyer, I am the co-founder of EBITU LAW GROUP, P.C., a California law firm providing legal services to creatives, and brand owners. I am also the pioneer of the first Fashion Law seminars in Northern California, and routinely provide legal commentary on the intersection of pop culture and the law to news organizations and a contributor to several books, on legal topics, distributed globally.
As a speaker, I have spoken at diverse organizations including SXSW, Levi’s, The Wharton School of Business, NAWBO, UC Hastings, and The Fashion Law Institute.
I am also the founder of Ladybrille, a pioneer digital magazine celebrating African fashion and brilliant women in business and leadership. I am also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an entertainment business and law blog and podcast show covering legal issues affecting Africa’s entertainment industry. The podcast in recent times made iTunes Top 3 Business Podcasts in Nigeria.
As a journalist, I have interviewed some of the world’s most prominent names and authored globally syndicated articles in national and international magazines and newspapers. For my work in the field of law, fashion, entertainment, and media, I have earned numerous nominations and recognitions including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for my “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa.”
I am also an educator who teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, and in the Fall of 2019 crafted and taught the first-ever Fashion Law course at California State University, Sacramento.
Click ‘My Why‘ link to find out why I am so passionately driven to do what I do, and then let’s connect!