Jason Njoku Net Worth 2018, Jason Chukwuma Njoku is a Nigerian entrepreneur, film magnate and African start-up investor. He is the co-founder and CEO of iROKOtv, one of the early video-on-demand movie platforms for Nigerian movies.
Jason Chukwuma Njoku was Born on the 11th December 1980 in London, United Kingdom, he is currently 37 Years old of age.
Jason Chukwuma Njoku got married to Mary Remmy Njoku in (m. 2012) in Festac Lagos State, Nigeria.
Jason Chukwuma Njoku Founder of iROKOtv
The Organization was founded by iROKO TV Partners.
Jason Njoku Biography And Net Worth 2018.
Jason Chukwuma Njoku (born 11 December 1980) is a Nigerian entrepreneur, film magnate and African start-up investor.
He is the co-founder and CEO of iROKOtv, one of the early video-on-demand movie platforms for Nigerian movies (also known as Nollywood)
A self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, iROKOtv is Njoku’s 11th attempt at starting a business. He came up with the idea of launching a new distribution platform for Nollywood whilst living at home with his mum, aged 30, after a number of failed enterprises.
Early life and education
Jason was born and raised in Deptford, South-East London, and has described himself as ‘solidly working class – a council estate kid if ever there was one’. His mother raised him and his four brothers and sisters by herself, whilst working a full-time job in the National Health Service.
He attended school in London, then moved to a village in Nigeria from the age of 12 – 15.
After he returned from Nigeria, he attended college to complete his A Levels, before securing a place at The University of Manchester where he read Chemistry. He graduated in 2004 with a 2:1 and launched Brash Magazine, a student publication which ran for two years, before it closed in 2005.
After a number of failed enterprises between 2005 and 2010, which included a blog network, a T-shirt business and a web design company, Njoku moved back home into his mother’s house in Deptford. It was there that he came up with the idea of starting a Nollywood online distribution business, “The West had Hulu and Netflix – Africa had nothing”, notes Njoku.
Having studied the industry from afar, he flew to Lagos, thanks to the financial help of his best friend Bastian Gotter, a fellow University of Manchester graduate, and started purchasing the online licences of Nollywood movies.
He worked from a two-bedroom apartment in Festac, Lagos, and struck a deal with YouTube in Germany to be the official channel partner for Nollywood company.
In 2010, Njoku and Gotter launched NollywoodLove, a YouTube channel, which was profitable within two months of launch. That same year, thanks to an article by Sarah Lacy who worked at the time for Tech Crunch, NollywoodLove caught the attention of US-based venture capital fund Tiger Global, early investors in Facebook, who were interested in expanding their reach in emerging markets.
Series A investment of $3 million was secured from Tiger Global in 2010 and the company launched a stand-alone video-on-demand movie platform, iROKOtv, on 1 December 2011.
The site drew in viewers from 178 countries around the world. Njoku and Gotter have since gone on to raise an additional $22 million from international VCs, with inclusion from Investment AB Kinnevik and RISE Capital and have used the investment to build an extensive film catalogue of 5,000 movies, launch offices in Lagos, New York and London and invest in improving the company’s technology resource.
In 2015, Njoku decided to focus the company’s attention on an Android mobile app, rather than a streaming platform to combat broadband infrastructure problems that Africa poses.
In July 2012, he was cited by Forbes Africa as one of the ‘Ten Young African Millionaires to Watch’. On 29 August 2013, Njoku was named as the CNBC All Africa Business Awards Young Leader of the Year for West Africa. He has also been named as one of Fast Company’s Top 1000 Most Creative People in Business.
Jason Njoku Net Worth 2018
Jason Njoku Net Worth 2018: According to the recent forbes list for 2018, Jason Njoku is a popular Nigerian Entrepreneur and TV Producer who has a net worth of $50,000,000 Million USD (2018).
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