Africa: Songwriter Credits + (Nigeria)


These days, I am getting used to receiving messages from legal colleagues within and outside Africa curious about Africa’s intellectual property laws and specifically, Nigeria’s as it pertains to its fashion and entertainment industries.  If you are interested in knowing what I have to say (I always have a lot to say :)), feel free to begin with my latest article on Songwriter credits featured on is probably the most popular music online site for Nigeria’s music industry. I author a basic law and business column targeted at the industry titled ‘Ask Ms. Uduak.’

Also, I was just notified by one of the editorial team members at about their legal publication called ESQ Legal Practice. The magazine site features a listing of law firms in Nigeria, among other things.Check them out here.

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Fashionentlaw™ is the brainchild of Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak), an ex-fashion model and industry veteran turned Fashion and Entertainment lawyer. The law blog discusses hot topics in pop culture arising primarily out of the fashion industry.

As a legal practitioner, Ms. Uduak has seventeen years of experience counseling individuals and businesses within and outside the creative community. She has counseled designers, apparel manufacturers, models, photographers, retailers, graphic designers, musicians, public relations specialists, and athletes, among others, on diverse legal issues including business formation, licensing, trademark and copyright matters, contracts, intellectual property and contract disputes.

To arrange a consultation to discuss your case, contact her today at 916-361-6506 or email (

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