Audu is a multi award winning Lawyer and entrepreneur. Audu is also the Founder of Chocolate City Group one of Africa’s biggest media & entertainment companies which is comprised of Chocolate City Distribution, Chocolate City Media, Chocolate City Kenya and Chocolate City Music Label which is home to some of Africa’s biggest artistes including Femi Kuti, M.I, , Koker, Dice Ailes, etc.
In December 2011, Chocolate City Group was named winner at the prestigious Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, having been selected from over 3,300 applicants from 48 African countries to clinch the coveted prize.
Audu Maikori also sits on the board of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Tranzelu Limited (a tech start up), MET Ventures (a venture Capital project) and is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, a Fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Institute and an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of management.
Why did you decide to be an IIC judge?
Africa needs to continously groom the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs, i believe this process helps to fast track that