Entrepreneur of the Week | Jason Njoku: iROKO Tv

Jason Njoku is the Founder and CEO of Iroko, the home of Nollywood content. He has pioneered the African digital content market by bringing Nollywood (Nigerian cinema) to a global audience, and in the process has raised over $40m in investment from international VCs, including Tiger Global, Kinnevik, RISE Capital and Canal+.

Launched in 2010, IROKO, has aggregated the world’s largest online Nollywood content catalogue and is one of Africa’s largest internet TV providers, with a dedicated mobile app, IROKOtv, as well as ROK TV channels on Sky in the UK and DStv across Africa. In 2013, Njoku was crowned as the CNBC Africa West Africa Young Business Leader and in 2014, he was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Top 1000 most Creative People in Business.

Iroko has the world’s largest online catalogue of Nollywood films. Njoku has redefined the company’s strategy to target diasporic markets in Europe and North America, rather than growth in its main West Africa markets of Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

Currently, CEO Jason Njoku tells The Africa Report that they are seeking to get listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market within the next 12 months. The sale would aim to raise between $20m and $30m and would value the whole business at between $80m and $100m, Njoku says from his base in Accra. They are definitively one to watch in Africa. Read more about this story here https://cutt.ly/LvCKlzY