Last month marked ten years since Mohammed Yusuf, founder of Boko Haram, died in police detention. His death led to the radicalisation of the sect and a declaration of Jihad against the Nigerian state.
The 50 most influential Africans: Jason Njoku
Njoku founded several internet companies before launching Iroko Partners, one of Africa’s largest digital media distributors, in October 2010.
Iroko now has a turnover of tens of millions of dollars through its two platforms iROKOtv (for movies) and iROKING (for Nigerian music).
Iroko is YouTube’s biggest partner in Africa, with nearly 200m views via its channels Nollywood Love and Aruba Love.
The company could soon fill the distribution gap not only for Nollywood but for the rest of African cinema too.