Audu Maikori (born 13 August 1975, Kaduna) is a Nigerian lawyer,entrepreneur, social activist, poet and founder/CEO of Chocolate City Entertainment, and is well known in Nigeria as a former Idol series. He worked as a legal consultant holding a variety of legal positions before founding Chocolate City in 2005. He signed M.I Abaga touted as one of the Africa’s biggest Hip hop icon in 2006 and profited from the success of other artists he signed.
Maikori’s Chocolate City is regarded at one of the biggest and most successful hip hop labels in Africa, helping to guide the careers of several artists including Asa, Djinee, MI, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Nosa, Brymo etc.
A multi award winning entrepreneur and creative industry specialist, Audu soon took off the role of social activism by funding and participating in a variety of youth empowerment projects. Audu was a key member of the Enough is Enough rally in 2010 in which he had a face off with Nigerian military police, when he refused to back down when a rifle was pointed at him in a bid to stop him from leading the peaceful protest to the gates of the National Assembly.
Maikori is also a much sought-after public speaker and has travelled widely to speak on the creative entrepreneurship. In 2013, [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] selected him to speak at their annual Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship event in Boston, USA.
Happy Birthday to An award winning lawyer Audu Maikori !
What an inspiration!
Source: Wiki/Audu Maikori