Uduak’s work history started in the aviation industry where she worked as a cabin crew for two years. Thereafter, she worked in the capital markets and telecommunications industry before pursuing a full time career in Nollywood in 2010. Her previous work experience equipped her with the business acumen and knowledge of the market that have been the hallmark of her success as a screenwriter and movie producer.
Uduak believes in Nollywood as a powerful tool for social change because of its large audience and the potential for film to affect. Her short film, To Live Again, focused on HIV stigmatisation; her 2012 feature, KOKOMMA, spotlighted on the sexual abuse of women; and Edikan, which she wrote and co- produced with Emem Isong and Desmond Elliot, was made as an attempt to educate and inform parents on the ills of labelling children as child witches. In partnership with Steppingstones Nigeria, several copies of Edikan were distributed free of charge in Akwa Ibom state.
These movies were made to influence a paradigm shift in viewers’ minds, replacing their contempt with compassion, hatred with love and ignorance with understanding.
Uduak’s latest short film, Truth be Told, touches on homosexuality, her comedy OKON LAGOS is already one of Nollywood’s most successful movies and its sequel, OKON Goes to School sold out on its release date.
Uduak continues to grow as a movie Producer, keeping faith with her dream to make Nigeria a better place and the Nigerian a better person, by the stories she tells through films.