This is another inspiring Nigerian doing excellently well in the film industry in Nigeria and africa as a whole. Meet our Man crush Monday Personality Jason Chukwuma Njoku
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.
Jason was born and raised in Deptford, South East London, and His mother raised him and his three sisters and brother 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 2005 with a 2:1 and launched Brash Magazine, a student publication which ran for three years before it closed in 2008.
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.
Jason Njoku married Nollywood film star and producer Mary Remmy Njoku in Festac, Lagos, on 18 August 2012. They welcomed their first son, Jason Obinna Njoku, on 30 July 2013, a second child, Nwakaego Annabel Njoku, was born on 24 August 2015 and a third child, Nnenna Amber Njoku born on 4 August 2017.
VIDEO: Watch Episode 11 (Every Weapon Fashioned) of “Papa Benji” Season 2
Basket Mouth has dropped episode 8 of his comedy web series Papa Benji titled “Every Weapon Fashioned”
Papa Benji stars Nigeria’s top comedians such as Nedu Wazobia, Broda Shaggi, Buchi, Senator and Basketmouth himself.
Season 2 features Basket Mouth and his friends as usual in the famous Papa Benji pepper but with an extra comedy.
Watch the new episode below:
#BBNaija6: Mercy Eke Gives Her Support To Maria
Winner of the Big Brother Naija season 4 `Pepperdem’ edition, Mercy Eke has officially joined the clique of Maria’s fans.
Maria is a housemate in the ongoing Big Brother Naija season 6 `Shine Ya Eye’ edition.
Mercy took to her Instagram earlier today to support the Dubai-based housemate.
Dr. Jill Biden Graces The Cover of Vogue Magazine’s August Issue
First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden is gracing the cover of Vogue magazine’s August issue.
As the cover star, Biden, 70, is seen in grins as she poses from the White House balcony, shot by Annie Leibovitz.
In the new issue, which would be out July 20, Dr. Biden addressing the magazine (FLOTUS), discusses about the numerous drives she needs to handle during her husband Joe Biden’s administration.
Dr. Jill Biden feels Joe’s calm attitude has helped shift the entire mood of the country since he got down to business.
“When I travel around the country now, I feel as though people can breathe again. I think that’s part of the reason Joe was elected,” she said in a profile cover story. “People wanted someone to come in and heal this nation,
“He’s just a calmer president. He lowers the temperature,” she added.
Vogue magazine features Jill Biden as it’s cover star only half a year into the Presidency term. It broadly censured previous First Lady Melania Trump by declining to include her on its magazine during her husband’s whole turbulent stretch in the White House.
Asides from former First Lady Melania Trump, who was never highlighted on the cover, past First Ladies have graced Vogue magazine throughout recent decades.
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