Christel Kayibi Jim
A & R, Columbia Records Christel Kayibi currently serves as a Legal and Business Affairs Manager and A&R at Columbia Records. In 2012, she began her legal career as a trainee solicitor at the prestigious London law firm, Slaughter and May. Two years later, she was admitted as a solicitor and began practicing as a corporate finance lawyer. During her time as a corporate finance lawyer, she advised multinational companies such as BA, Unilever, World Duty Free, Ahli United Bank, Santander, as well as represented the African Export-Import Bank (a pan-African multilateral trade finance institution) on various financing transactions across Africa. During her 4 year career as a corporate finance lawyer Christel worked at Slaughter and May, White & Case, Hunton Andrews Kurth and undertook a brief secondment working for Kimathi & Partners in Accra, Ghana. In 2017, she entered her current career trajectory, by becoming global legal counsel to Mr. Eazi. As his counsel, she negotiated various commercial, publishing and licensing deals with labels and distribution companies in Africa, the UK and the US. She would also represent and advise other notable artists and personalities such as YCEE, R2bees, Legendary Beatz and Eddie Kadi. She began working at Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment UK in January 2019 where she is the Legal and Business Affairs Manager to Columbia Records, Too Loud Records and Dream Life Records.