[People Profile] All We Know About Mary Njoku Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth

Mary Njoku Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth

[People Profile] All We Know About Mary Njoku Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth

Who is Mary Njoku

Mary Remmy Njoku is an actor, producer, and entrepreneur. She is the creator of the ROK TV channels and the director of Rok Film Studios Nigeria, which was purchased in 2019 by French television company Canal.

Profiling Mary Njoku

A Quick Glance At Mary Njoku

Full NamesMary Njoku
Nationality Nigerian
Date Of Birth20, March 1985
Age37 Years Old
State of OriginLagos, Nigeria
OccupationActress, producer
SpouseJason Njoku (married 2012)
Marital StatusMarried
Academics Lagos State University
Net Worth$1.5 Million
MovieBlackberry Babes

Biography

Mary Nnenna Njoku popularly known as Mary Njoku was born on March 20, 1985.

Mary Njoku is a Nigerian actress filmmaker, producer, and Director General of the prestigious Lagos-based film studio, ROK Studios, in Nigeria that was recently purchased by French television giant, CANAL+.

She was the producer and star in the movie Thy Will Be Done Husbands of Lagos as well as starred as well as directed Single Ladies and Festac Town.

Education

Mary Njoku is the sixth child of a family of eight. She is born in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos State, Nigeria. Mary Njoku hail from Nsukka, Enugu State.

Mary Njoku attended Amuwo Odofin High School, National College Bagada, and Navy Town Secondary School.

She has a diploma in Computer Science. From 2010to 2010, Njoku went to Lagos State University where she pursued an undergraduate diploma with a major in the English Language.

The year 2012 was the first time Mary Njoku attended London Film Academy in the UK supported by her husband. She completed a class on producing: Movie Magic Budgeting & Schedule Since childhood she was a fan of acting. She began performing on stage when she was in the second grade.

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Career

[People Profile] All We Know About Mary Njoku Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth

Mary Njoku made her acting debut in 2004’s Nollywood film ‘Homesickness’ in which she starred alongside Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha.

Mary Njoku came to the limelight following her appearance in the popular Nollywood blockbuster “Blackberry Babes” which debuted in 2011.

Between 2011 and between 2011 and Mary Njoku produced iROKotv, a YouTube platform that featured interviews with Nigerian stars, and coverage of Afrobeats as well as Nollywood events.

In the year 2015, Mary Njoku became Chief Content Officer at IROKO Partners. In March, she had the world premiere of the film, Thy Will be Done in The BFI IMAX London which was the first Nollywood film premiere at IMAX.

In August of 2018, Mary Njoku produced the film Nwanyioma In the film, her character required her to completely shave her head.

In August of 2013, Njoku founded ROK Studios. Since its debut in 2013, ROK has produced over 250 original films and 540 original TV shows, such as Festac Town, Single Ladies, Body language, Losing Control, and The Husbands of Lagos.

In 2016 Njoku began to launch ROK on Sky which is a channel that airs throughout the UK. To mark the launch, a few colleagues from her Nollywood colleagues were present at the launch party that was held on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in the UK.

Njoku also introduced ROK on DSTV which is a channel that broadcasts across Africa during that same year.

In April of 2018, ROK Studios launched two new channels: ROK2 and ROK3 to cater to the growing demands of ROK and ROK3 on DSTV.

ROK2 offers content that showcases the history of Nollywood as well as ROK3 showcases a range of Ghanaian talent. It also has an entertainment channel along with 24-hour movies and shows.

In the year 2019, Njoku oversaw the acquisition of ROK to CANAL+, the biggest ever international transaction for a Nollywood brand.

The month of August 2013 was the time when, with her business associates Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter, Njoku launched a $2 million investment vehicle for Lagos-based Internet startups known as Spark.

Personal Life

[People Profile] All We Know About Mary Njoku Biography, Age, Career, Spouse, Net Worth

 

Mary Njoku married a British-born Nigerian businessman, and African startup investor Jason Njoku, at Festac, Lagos on 18 August 2012 in front of family members, colleagues, and friends.

Their first child, Jason Obinna Njoku on the 30th of July 2013. A second child, Nwakaego Annabelle Njoku was born on August 24, 2015. They welcomed their son, the third son, Amber Nnenna Njoku on the 4th of August 2017.

Net Worth

Mary Njoku is a Nigerian actress and filmmaker. He is estimated to have a value of $1.5 Million net.

References

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  8.  “Rok Studios’ series ‘Single Ladies’ premieres in time for Valentine’s Day”Vanguard News. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  9.  Izuzu, Chidumga. “Husbands of Lagos”: Watch Mary Remmy Njoku and Kenneth Okolie as couple in 2nd teaser”. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
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  17.  “Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film”TechCrunch. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  18.  “iROKOtv Founders Jason Njoku & Bastian Gotter create SPARK – A Company in support of Nigerian Technology & Internet Entrepreners”. BellaNaija. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  19.  “Nigerian founders-turned-investors are now running syndicate funds”TechCrunch. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  20.  Egbo, Vwovwe. “Mary Remmy welcomes 3rd child; See the first photo”. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  21.  Amodeni, Adunni (5 August 2017). “Nollywood actress Mary Njoku and husband welcome baby girl in London hospital (photo)”Legit.ng – Nigeria news. Retrieved 25 March 2022.

 

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