Jason Njoku, the CEO of irokotv, the world’s largest online catalogue of Nollywood movies turns 35 today! Here are 10 little-known facts about the film magnate:
Jason studied Chemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Manchester.
He had attempted 10 businesses before starting irokotv. Amongst them was a T-shirt company.
In 2012, he married Mary Remmy, who is a Nollywood actress in Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria.
Jason only eats one thing at Dominos – BBQ Chicken Pizza
He rarely wears shoes. He prefers a comfortable pair of slippers.
He is best known for wearing a T-shirt and denim, but he also likes to rock the traditional jalamia to work.
He was featured on Forbes’ 2012 list of Ten Young African Millionaires To Watch.
He won the acclaimed title of CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year 2013.
Alongside his business partners Bastian Gotter and Mary Remmy Njoku, Jason launched a $2m investment vehicle for Lagos-based Internet start-ups called Spark. Spark has invested in 11 companies.
Most popular piece of clothing spotted on Jason? This striped golf shirt! We think he should auction it!
Happy birthday Jason Njoku! Have a prosperous new year!