Audu Maikori is a lawyer and the Founder/CEO of Chocolate City Group, one of Africa's biggest indigenous entertainment companies. He obtained his law degree from the University of Jos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2001. He has worked at several firms and companies including Chief Afe Babalola SAN & Co, Leasing Company of Nigeria (a subsidiary of Nigeria's Bank of industry), Abuja Markets Management Limited, and was Senior Legal consultant to CPCS Transcom International, a Canadian infrastructure firm where he worked on the legal and regulatory aspects of a number of key infrastructural projects including the privatization of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Nigerian Railway Corporation, unbundling and privatization of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN - defunct NEPA), Lagos Rail Mass transit Project and the Abuja Mass Transit, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.Audu has been invited to various platforms to share his entrepreneurial experience in the creative industry with business professionals and owners, as well as governmental bodies. He has received both local and international commendations for his work in youth development and entrepreneurship, and was invited to Albania in 2008 to deliver a keynote speech at a seminar organized by the Albania Ministry of Youth and Employment in conjunction with the British Council.He is a board member of the Copyrights Society of Nigeria (COSON), CDNET and most recently the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), a body set up by President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, where he is charged with creating employment opportunities for over 185,000 young men and women. Audu also supervises the Graduate Internship Scheme for the Federal Government of Nigeria wherein 50,000 interns will be placed in various companies across the country in a public-private partnership model. He is a writer, poet and artist, who loves to watch football in his spare time.