Find The Africa Channel

Enter your zip code or select a country to see if The Africa Channel is available in your area.

🔍

Nigeria’s Netflix Takes Nollywood Global

Tomi Oladipo | BBC, Lagos   in  ·
July 29, 2014

An episode of Shuga, a popular soap opera set in Kenya, is playing on a screen at the offices of iRoko TV – an online platform commonly dubbed the “Netflix of Africa”.

In a corner of the room, facing the rest of the operation and separated by a glass partition, sits Jason Njoku, the company’s founder.

Born and brought up in London, Mr Njoku is now Lagos-based and building what is proving to be a revolutionary tool, as Nollywood – Nigeria’s Hollywood – moves on from DVD to digital platforms.

Comments

Related Posts
ADVERTISEMENT