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Law Allianz & Chocolate City’s Yahaya Maikori Wins Africa’s Entertainment Lawyer of the Year Award! @Lawyermonthly


What a beautiful delight to see Yahaya Maikori share the picture of his win/award as Africa’s Entertainment Lawyer of the Year at the Lawyer Monthly 2013 Legal Awards. Yahaya is a Senior Partner at Law Allianz, a law firm he co-founded with his brother Audu Maikori. He is also an executive at Chocolate City Nigeria, a record label he also co-founded with Audu, among others, and home to two of Nigeria and Africa’s reputable artists: Ice Prince and M.I Abaga. In 1993, he obtained his Bachelor of Law from the Nigerian Law School and in 2010 received his LLM from the University of London.

“The 2013 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards recognizes the achievements of lawyers, law firms and associated legal professionals whose knowledge and expertise continue to influence the wider profession. The Lawyer Monthly Legal Yahaya Maikori Wins Entertainment Lawyer of the Year at the Lawyer Monthly 2013 Legal AwardsAwards celebrate firms that have achieved success in commercial terms and firms that have responded to client needs; whilst also considering the different challenges and contexts in which legal firms operate.

Over the past four months our research team collected and collated votes through our online voting system. Each vote was compared against a strict set of measurable criteria in order to produce a list of finalists and the eventual winners.

The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2013 winners have stood out from their peers by demonstrating professional achievement and excellence in their jurisdiction and sector of practice. .  . “

Also winning and representing Nigeria is the Law Firm of Tayo Oyetibo & Co. who won the Arbitration and Litigation Law firm of the year. Congratulations to both for the win. You can check out a full list of all winners from around the world here.

The event is produced by Lawyer Monthly Magazine. “Lawyer Monthly is a global publication providing news, analysis and features on all the latest headlines within the legal and corporate worlds. Lawyer Monthly examines the key issues affecting the legal community globally, including the major regions such as the US, Europe and Asia, across all sectors including mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance and intellectual property.  

Lawyer Monthly is a monthly magazine available in print and online, is a news website updated with high quality relevant content daily.  The magazine offers a mix of news-led editorial features, with our editorial team exclusively interviewing some of the biggest players within the legal and corporate fields, and an extensive Q&A style features section which looks at the key legal issues affecting the profession, led by the biggest stories of the moment.” 

Congratulations to all winners.


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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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