Socrates Uduk was born in Akwa-Ibom State. As a child, he had an intense passion for dancing and he went to become the most famous solo dancer in Madonna University of all times. He started off his entertainment career in 2005 at Madonna University, Okija as a stage dancer and as at then, went by the stage name “Twist”. Madonna University graduates, who schooled within the period of 2005 to 2010, knew him as Madonna University Shakira ever since he danced to Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” in 2006 up till when he graduated in 2010. He was the first and only solo dancer to be featured in the school’s Mass Communication newspaper “Vox Madonna” in 2009, as well as the first and only solo dancer to be featured in the prestigious Madonna Central Choir Diamond Magazine in 2009.
He made uninterrupted dance presentations of popular songs in school occasions, some of the songs he danced to are: Christiana Milan “Dip it low” R. Kelly “Burn it up, Infinity “Olorioko”, Beyonce “Upgrade you”, “Babyboy”, “Beautiful lie”, Shakira “Hips don’t lie”, Celine Dion “Your eyes on me”, Rihanna “Disturbia”, Destiny’s Child “Through with it”, Britney Spear “Piece of me”, Madonna “Frozen”, and the list goes on and on. Having carved a niche for himself in the field of stage dancing, Socrates Uduk knew he had covered that area and sought to cover other fields of entertainment, this time, he choose singing, this was owing to the fact that he wanted to be able to perform his own songs on stage and so he checked into a music studio in 2007 and produced his widely acclaimed hit song “I wanna be me”, an inspirational rnb song.
In December 2008, he sang the welcome song of the Madonna Central Choir Christmas Carol. He performed his song “I wanna be me” in the school’s 2008 Convocation eve celebration. In February 2013, Socrates Uduk’s hit song “Hurricane” was number 1 in Rivers 99.1 Fm and has been enjoying regular play since then. He was the Music Director of the Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship, Oji-River, Enugu State, 2011 and the Choir Master of the St. Augustine Catholic Church at the Nigerian Law School, Enugu Campus, 2012. He was the dance instructor of Miss. Eno-Eno Uwe who won the Miss. Renaissance University contest 2013 and who came out fourth in the Miss. Akwa-Ibom beauty pageant in 2012. He was also the dance instructor of Arit Etim Uwe who was crowned Miss Akpakiporon, meaning, Miss Oron Nation of Akwa-Ibom State.
In 2013, Socrates Uduk wowed participants of the 2013 IC-Cube National Youth Conference which held at the massive Alfred Martins Hall at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Ikeja, Lagos.
The event had in attendance Prof. Pat Utomi, Presidential Aspirant and Founder of Centre for Values in Leadership, who wasn’t available in person but sent a representative as well as members of his Centre for Values in Leadership team. It also had in attendance the Special Adviser for Youths and Social Development of Lagos State, Chairman, Philips Consulting, Foluso Philips, Chairman, Juli Plc, Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi and a host of other big names as well as a large number of youths. Socrates Uduk’s dazzling performance at the 2013 IC-Cube Youth Conference made award Winning entertainer Owen Gee, who was a speaker at the event, develop interest in taking Socrates Uduk to the next level.
On 16th October 2014, award winning entertainer and UN Ambassador for Peace, Owen Gee, in his speech at the 2014 National IC-Cube Youth Conference, told the participants that Socrates Uduk is a talented music artist he has discovered and that he is proud to have discovered Socrates Uduk and that he will work with Socrates Uduk and take him to the next level. Present while he gave the speech were Professor Pat Utomi, renowned movie producer, Zeb Ejiro, Kunle Soriyan, Kola Bajomo, Tunde Afe as well as other prominent personalities.
On 17th October 2014, Socrates Uduk was interviewed by IC-Cube during the 2014 edition of the IC-Cube Youth Conference, where he gave testimony of the impact Owen Gee has made in his life. Those slated to speak on the day of Socrates Uduk’s interview were Chris Udeji, Femi Adshina, Bimbo Lanre Balogun etc.
Socrates Uduk’s latest song is “Cure My Craze” released in November 6th 2014, which features popular award winning Nigerian musician, Jaywon. The song is written and composed by Socrates Uduk, Owen Gee and Jaywon, produced by The Greatest, Drew.
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