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Best know as the founder of the Chocolate City Record Label, Audu Maikori is a businessman with a lot of talents.

He is an entrepreneur, social activist, creative industry specialist, Lawyer and public speaker.

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. It was through GAP that he met with a range of artistes and started out rendering free legal services to aspiring artists. In 2002, he started Law Allianz with Yahaya Maikori, his elder brother. The firm focused on intellectual property law, and later on became one of the brains behind the lobby for NCC to empower songwriters and performers to collect royalties on their works.

In May 2007, Maikori co-organized the first Nigerian International Music Summit aimed at establishing a legal and regulatory framework for the Nigerian music industry in March 2007. Over 400 music industry stakeholders drawn from all over Nigeria attended the event.

In February 2012, Audu Maikori became the youngest appointed member of the presidential committee on Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program (SURE-P).

After 10 years as the CEO of Chocolate City, Audu Maikori stepped down for MI Abaga, and has taken the ceremonial role of president.

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