Maikano Agogo was a wealthy Hausa trader of Beriberi asali descent who is considered by many to have been one of the wealthiest Kano merchants during the 1910s. At the onset of the groundnut trade in 1912, he was called upon by G.L. Gaiser to organize its groundnut trade.
Agogo started trade like his contemporary, Adamu Jakada engaging in the caravan trade to Lokoja and later to Ghana. By 1912, he had agents who carried cloth and cattle to Ghana and returned with Kola. During the period, he was known to G.L. Gaiser who enlisted him in their effort to penetrate the Kano groundnut trade. His network in Kano was able to propel the European firm to become the second leading groundnut buyer in the city.