Audu Maikori

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Audu Maikori was born on August 13th, 1975 in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria, to Adamu Maikori and Laiatu Gyet Maude. He is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, social activist and the Founder of Chocolate City Group, a 360-degree Media and Entertainment Company.


Audu Maikori Age
Audu Maikori is 46 years old.


Audu Maikori Early Life
Born into a Christian home, Maikori is the third of five children. His father, Adamu Maikori, is a renowned lawyer and politician while his mother, Laiatu, is a Princess of the ancient Jaba royal family. He grew up in Lagos where he attended Adrao International School and the prestigious King's College. He thereafter, moved to the University of Jos in Plateau State, where he obtained a degree in law in 1999. After that, he had his National Youth Service in Abuja.


Audu Maikori Career
In 2001, Maikori and business partner Paul Okeugo formed the Guild of Artistes and Poets - a non-profit arts society aimed at encouraging creativity in Abuja which has held art exhibitions along with collaborations with the French Cultural Centre. It was through GAP that he met with a range of artistes and started out rendering free legal services to aspiring artists.

Two years later, Maikori registered Chocolate City - a record label, recording studio, events consultancy, and artiste management company -with earnings from his bonus quarterly, and enlisted Okeugo and brother Yahaya (who is also co-owner of Maikori's Chinese restaurant Oriental Express) as directors of the board. The company has numerous artists on its books, including M.I, Jesse Jagz, and Ice Prince, Brymo, Pryse, Dj Caise.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, the Nigerian Bar Association and International Bar Association (IBA), Maikori cut his teeth as an Associate with the litigation-inclined firm of Chief Afe Babalola SAN & Co. and worked thereafter as Legal Advisor to Leasing Company of Nigeria (a subsidiary of Bank of Industry), and company secretary of Abuja Markets Management Limited (a subsidiary of Abuja Investment and Property company) before the age of 30. He is currently a Senior Partner with Law Allianz a firm of legal practitioners based in Lagos and Abuja and had handled the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project, Abuja Mass Transit project, as well as the legal and regulatory framework for mass transit in Kano.

In 2006, Maikori was appointed Senior Legal consultant with CPCS Transcom International, a Canadian infrastructure firm, where he worked on the legal and regulatory aspects of key privatisation transactions including the Nigeria Ports Authority, Nigerian Railway Corporation, unbundling and privatisation of PHCN. He represented Nigeria in the UNIDROIT Sub-Committee of governmental experts for the preparation of a preliminary draft Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Space Assets in 2005.
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