Yahaya is the founding partner of Law Allianz – a law firm with core expertise in Entertainment law (which consists of Gaming, technology, Media, ecommerce& Intellectual Property) and Corporate/Commercial law.
A graduate of ObafemiAwolowo University Ile-Ife; He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1993 and admitted as a solicitor England and Wales recently. During the course of his professional career He has been legal adviser to Aso Savings and Loans Plc., Company Secretary to First Alliance Pension and Benefits Limited (now ARM Pensions).
He currently chairs, the entertainment and sports committee of the (SBL)Nigeria Bar Association, a member of the Nigeria Copyrights Commission’s Copyrights law Review committee, an alternate director of the copyrights Society He was recently inductedto the International Masters of gaming lawyers (IMGL).
In the last 7 years Yahaya has been actively involved in the development of the gaming industry. He co – hosted the 1st gaming conference (Big Africa Summit) in Lagos Nigeria in 2015,advised the National Lottery Regulatory Commission and a host of gaming boards within and outside Nigeria. He has also advised several international gaming companieson issuesinvolving licensing, taxation, jurisdiction, online /mobile gaming on Africa’s emerging gaming industry. He is an internationally sought after speaker and continues to advocate for impactful investments at different fora.
He was also the winner of – Legal Monthly’s “Entertainment lawyer of the year – Nigeria’ 2013. A co winner of the 2011 Omidyar/Legatum sponsored “Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship” held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Yahaya seats on several boards, he is currently president of the Nigeria Gaming Association, president of the World Regulatory Body/ICE advisory board for Africa charged with the development of gaming regulation across Africa.