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(SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 6th, 2010) —Uduak Oduok, a practicing attorney, journalist, fashion model and founder of Ladybrille Media Group, Inc. has been nominated in the category of “Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Communication” at the 2nd Annual Africa Fashion International Africa Fashion Awards.
An equivalent to America’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (CFDA), the AFI Africa Fashion Awards honors and promotes the best of African creativity and industry in fashion and fashion-related fields, globally. “Just being nominated among the best of the best is an honor for me,” said the USA based Oduok. “It is good to know hard work pays off and is noticed on such an international and important platform. Thank you to AFI for the honor. Special thanks to the numerous publishers, worldwide, that have and will provide their platforms for me to share the beautiful side of Africa through my fashion stories.”
The Award ceremony took place yesterday, Monday July 5th, 2010 in Johannesburg. Judging was completed over the weekend and involved three rounds judged by both South African and an international jury made up of fashion industry leaders.
“When I began writing fashion stories about Africa and building the Ladybrille platform to share with the Western audience, there was no one doing it,” adds Oduok “Today, thankfully, there are many helping to spread the beauty about Africa through fashion. But, there is still more to be done in letting the West know who Africans really are.”
About Uduak Oduok
Uduak Oduok, daughter of Nigerian immigrants, was born in San Jose, California, USA. Her mother relocated with Uduak & her siblings when she was barely a year old back to Nigeria. Uduak was raised in a single parent home in Nigeria and the USA and has overcome numerous and serious adversities to become the dynamic and accomplished individual she is today.
Founder of Ladybrille Media Group, Inc. Uduak is articulate and has a special gift of connecting with people from diverse cultures, race and socio-economic class. She is a recognized visionary, especially on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, whose experience runs deep (17+years) and diverse encompassing the disciplines of law, media, publishing, fashion, modeling, music, branding and public relations.
Uduak is also an attorney, fashion model and journalist who is often quoted and has authored numerous published articles in national and international magazines and newspapers. An inspiring speaker who is adept and comfortable speaking in front of diverse audience(s), she has spoken as well as conducted countless interviews with American and international celebrities and personalities.
For interview inquiries please contact [email protected]. For more info. visit, www.ladybrille.com.
Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.