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 Obafemi Awolowo 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 seats on the Entertainment committee of the Nigeria Bar Association, the Nigeria Copyrights Commission’s Copyright law Review committee, and was recently inducted as a member of the International Masters of gaming lawyers (IMGL) - an invitation only non-profit association of gaming attorneys, regulators, educators, executives and consultants from around the world who are dedicated to education and the exchange of professional information concerning all aspects of gaming law.
Yahaya has advised federal and state government institutions and helped several companies establish as well as navigate issues involving licensing, taxation, issues regarding jurisdiction, online gaming in Nigeria/Africa’s growing gaming industry.
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 was recently appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria to Digiteam (a body saddled with the responsibility of driving Nigeria’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting); currently president of the Nigeria Gaming Association, he is also a member of the WRB/ICE advisory board for Africa.