Audu Maikori was born on August, 13 1975 in Kaduna is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, social activist and public speaker. He is founder and president of the Chocolate City Entertainment. He is best known as a judge of Nigerian Idol’s first season. He won multiple awards during his career, including the International Young Music Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007.
Chocolate City Limited was registered in October 2003, Audu partnering with Paul Okeugo and his brother Yahaya Maikori as directors of the company. Later that year he alongside Paul Okeugo and two other partners produced first event under ‘Chocolate City’ banner in partnership with British American Tobacco, which held at the University of Maiduguri. Audu was introduced to a song called Na Ba Ka by an artist named Jeremiah Gyang’s by label Six Foot Plus. In January 2005, Chocolate City signed Jeremiah Gyang under a recording and management contract and re-released the album ‘Na Ba Ka’. In mid 2006, M.I was signed up to Chocolate City.
In 2012, after a corporate restructure, Chocolate City Group was formed with renowned business man and lawyer Hakeem Bello-Osagie joining the board as Chairman. Four companies were formed to constitute the group namely Chocolate City Music, Chocolate City Media, Chocolate City Distribution and STM with Audu appointed as President of the Group.