In 2005 a journey started with individuals with a passion and a drive to make more out of music; a bond was formed that became ‘Chocolate City’ under the Leadership of Audu Maikori, a one-time International Young Music Entrepreneur Award winner. Audu Maikori remained an outstanding Leader and soon became Brother and Mentor to his artistes, staff and team.
Ten years later, with millions of albums sold and over 20 artists whose careers have been managed under the label, Audu announced his departure as the CEO of Chocolate City Music. He however remains the CEO of Chocolate City Group, supported by his able partner, Paul Okeugo as COO and Aibee Abidoye as General Manager.
Chocolate City Group currently comprises of Chocolate City Media, Chocolate City Distribution & Chocolate City Music.
Chocolate City Distribution, through its involvement in 5ive music – a Licensing and Distribution Company seeks to license and distribute Artist’s content throughout Africa at the most favourable of rates to Artistes.
Chocolate City Media is currently working on producing a movie and Superstar Talent Search.
Chocolate City Music which has recently merged with MI Abaga’s Loopy music is currently the largest Independent African Record Label with 14 signees and over 200 hundred awards to the credit of its artists.
Multi award winning musician, MI Abaga got signed to Chocolate City as an Artiste, and quickly rose to become Africa’s number one rapper within a few years. His creativity and business sensibilities eventually led to his appointment as the Vice President of Music in 2012 and a sitting member of the board.
Effective July 1st, MI Abaga is the C.E.O of Chocolate City Music, and will be supported by Ice Prince as the Vice President of Music.