A big birthday shouts to one of Nigeria’s esteem individuals, Audu Maikori.
Audu Maikori is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, social activist, poet and founder of Chocolate City Entertainment.
He worked as a legal consultant holding a variety of legal positions before founding Chocolate City record label in 2005.
His record label is regarded as one of the biggest and most successful urban record labels in Africa, helping to guide the musical careers of several artists like Asa, MI, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Nosa, Ruby, Djinee, 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 faceoff 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.
Three happy cheers to the award winning lawyer Audu Maikori!
What an inspiration!