The Awards recognize leading young entrepreneurs and leaders from the worlds of media, science & technology, entertainment, agriculture, government and business in Nigeria. On receiving his award for Entrepreneur of the year [Technology], Njoku says: “It’s an incredible honour to be recognized by the Future Awards. This award isn’t just for me – it’s for the entire iROKO Partners Team – the company simply wouldn’t exist without their input, expertise and, ultimately, passion. I’d also like to commend and congratulate my fellow nominees – there was very strong competition for this and the list of names on it is a true testament to the level of hard work, raw energy and talent coming out of Nigeria at the moment.”
Njoku heads iROKO Partners, the world’s largest online distributor of African entertainment. Since its launch in 2010, the company has registered over 4.5 million unique visits from lovers of African entertainment in over 150 countries around the world, across its three platforms, iROKOtv, iROKING and iROKtv, as well as on its YouTube channels. In July 2012, iROKOtv+ was launched – a subscription service where viewers can access brand new Nollywood movies in HD for only $5 a month.
The Future Project (TFP) is a social enterprise/change communications firm affiliated to Red Media Group that is set up based on a strong, practical commitment to human and capital development, especially in Nigeria. It is also committed to finding effective and innovative ways of addressing social issues. It has become one of the most respected private sector-driven development platforms with a history of verifiable impact, including in under-privileged and grassroots communities
iROKOtv, has been groundbreaking in bringing over 5,000 Nollywood films to the African Diaspora. To date, over 13 million hours of Nollywood movies have been watched on irokotv.com.