Jude Chiedu Ugbaja AKA ‘Judah’

Ordior Business Development – West Africa

Judah is Ordior Africa’s Business Development Director. He is also the CEO of Palmary Group of Companies, and has been working with our partner company Blue Pie for over 7 years. He runs his own record label called “Destiny Records Nigeria” and has spent the past 7 years building his West African business network. Judah is a successful businessman having built his name in the Tourism, Cruises, Live Entertainment and Music industry in Nigeria and the neighbouring West African nations.

He is a passionate businessman whose success stems from his network of successful African businessmen including:

  • Mr. Joseph Samuel, popularly known as Joe, an executive at Africori (www.africori.com), a seasoned Production/Media Promotion Manager, Content Manager, Public Relations Officer and Marketing Officer.
  • Mr. John C. Obiukwu, a musician with stage name “NEDJON”, an Artist Manager, Publicist and Music Business Consultant.
  • Mr. Joel C. Ifeanyi OKOH, popularly known as JCI, is the CEO of Scepters Entertainment (www.scepters.net) that specializes in Artists Development and Management, conferences, shows, Awards and ICT.
  • Mr. Patrick Emekwe, the founder of Pathmatrix Concerns, an integrated brand and marketing consultancy firm dedicated to the success of small business, events, labels and artists.
  • Mr. Ahmed Muhammed Shaibu, an Executive Officer, Concept and Administration at Profile Builders®. Ahmed is a professional in Concept Development; Project Management and Administration; Feasibility Assessment and Enterprise Planning; Business Communications; Structure, Scope and Configuration Management; Enterprise Development and Facilitation.

With the launch of Judah’s new record label and the many partnerships he’s formed over the past decade along with the help of Blue Pie Records’ back-office systems (like Ordior), a new level of service offering will be made available to the West African music industry.

Since 2005, Jude has proven himself a valuable asset to Ordior and all partnered companies through his enormous repertoire of talents. He and Nedjon of Nedjon Media have been a force to be reckoned with. As the head of business development for West Africa, Judah and his team work under the direction of Damien Reilly and are responsible for new artist and label signings, development of new touring markets, live performance circuits and concerts for the Blue Pie roster throughout West Africa. Judah is also responsible for developing new markets in West Africa for our partner company Planet Blue Pictures (www.planetbluepictures.com) and their TV show and Film projects.

With his abundance of local market knowledge, Judah is exploring how Ordior can partner with government, industry and artists to support and monetize the burgeoning music and film industries in the region whilst opening new entertainment industry partnerships in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Judah has been an integral part in the signing of many of the more successful African Blue Pie artists. We look forward to continued success and growth with Judah at the helm for all things West Africa. We are honoured to now have Judah on the team.