African Changemaker

Jason Njoku

Jason is a British-Nigerian serial entrepreneur, African film magnate, and start-up investor in Africa’s emerging tech ecosystem.

Born in the UK, Jason is widely credited for his role in revolutionizing the global distribution system for the Nigerian film industry. The 41-year-old is the Co-Founder of IROKO Partners Limited, a web platform fondly known as the ‘Netflix of Africa’ for providing paid-for Nigerian films on-demand.

IROKO Partners Ltd is one of Africa’s leading entertainment technology companies, thanks to its flagship Nollywood movie platform iROKOtv.
Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, the company has pioneered Video-On-Demand for Nollywood content (Nigerian movies) and has aggregated the world’s largest online catalogue of African content

Jason founded iROKOTV with the support of his University friend, Bastian Gotter, and the company has gone on to become one of Africa’s most prominent internet TV providers with a dedicated mobile app.


The father of three is also an advisor and mentor to many start-ups across Africa. Forbes Africa has previously cited him as one of the ‘Ten Young African Millionaires to Watch’. In 2013, Njoku was named the CNBC All Africa Business Awards Young Leader of the Year for West Africa.

 

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