December 11, 1980 (age 42)
London, United Kingdom
Jason Chukwuma Njoku is a British-Nigerian businessman popularly known as the co-founder and CEO of iROKOtv, a video-on-demand service for Nigerian movies.
Jason was born and raised in Deptford, South East London. He has three sisters and a brother. He attended school in London before moving to a village in Nigeria at the age of 12. When he was 15, he moved back to London to complete his A-Levels and later gained a place at The University of Manchester to study Chemistry.
In 2005, Jason graduated with a 2:1 and launched a student publication, Brash Magazine which ran for three years before it closed in 2008. Between 2005 and 2010, he launched several failed enterprises including a blog network, a t-shirt business and a web design company.
Jason Njoku in 2010 along with his former partner Bastian Gotter launched NollywoodLove, a YouTube channel, which was profitable within two months of launch. That same year, series A investment of $3 million was secured from Tiger Global and the company launched a standalone video-on-demand movie platform, iROKOtv, on 1 December 2011.
In July 2012, Jason was cited by Forbes Africa as one of the 'Ten Young African Millionaires to Watch'. On 29 August 2013, he was named the CNBC All Africa Business Awards Young Leader of the Year for West Africa. Jason has also been named as one of Fast Company's Top 1000 Most Creative People in Business.
Jason Njoku married Nigerian movie actress and producer, Mary Remmy Njoku on 18 August 2012. Together they have three children, Jason Obinna Njoku, Nwakaego Annabel Njoku and Nnenna Amber Njoku.