Shimite Obialo

Lawyer, Singer, and Entrepreneur in New York

Shimite Obialo

Lawyer, Singer, and Entrepreneur in New York

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I work as an attorney in the Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, where my practice focuses on early stage company and venture capital-backed transactions. To learn more about my legal work, visit my firm website here.

I am also the founder of the Anoko House, an upscale arts-driven co-working space and members club for diverse creatives, entrepreneurs and professionals, launching in 2020. To learn more, please visit www.anokohouse.com.

I am passionate about community development and empowerment, cultural heritage and arts advocacy and currently serve as Secretary of the CGFO Foundation, a nonprofit focused on educating women and girls in rural Nigeria and on the Ambassador's Circle for the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art (MoCADA).

Named by my maternal grandmother, Chief Mrs. Felicia Ofili, my name, pronounced Shihmeeteh, means "God lead me" in Igala.

  • Education
    • Columbia Law School
    • Duke University
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