Executive Vice President of Music
Ibukun “Aibee” Abidoye, Esq. is a Nigerian businesswoman. Trained as an attorney in New York, “Aibee” has built an outstanding reputation as general manager of Chocolate City Group and logged 8 years of transactional experience in the field of intellectual property, with particular focus on music and copyright law. She is a recognized expert in the licensing, distribution and publishing of indigenous music content for film and television, and collaborates with platforms like Facebook, Apple Music and YouTube and mobile network operators like Etisalat and MTN as the future of digital media unfolds. She is an active member of the Copyright Society of Nigeria representing Chocolate City at the COSON board meetings. She was selected in her right to join a fifteen-man committee tasked studying the state of Digital Music dissemination and consumption within Nigeria. She is staunch advocate for the rights and recognition of songwriters and producers in the Nigerian content value chain.
Prior to joining Chocolate City, Aibee worked as a summer law clerk for Hon. Sterling Johnson Jr. (US District Court), and at the Johnny Cochran Law Firm. Aibee received her B.A. in Political Science at Pepperdine University, a Music Business and Management certification from UCLA and her J.D of Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School in New York. She is a Certified Mediator.