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iROKOtv+ and Uche Jombo at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in NYC

iROKOtv, the world’s largest online distributor of African
entertainment, is in New York for the Nigerian
Entertainment Awards
2012
with Nollywood superstar, Uche Jombo. She will be premiering her brand new movie, My Life, My Damage.
iROKOtv, launched in 2012, streams Nollywood movies
online, giving access to over 5,000 films on its platform www.irokotv.com.  In July this
year, a subscription service was launched, iROKOtv+, where for only $5 a month,
viewers can access brand new Nollywood movies in HD.

Uche Jombo says: “I am very happy to be working
with iROKOtv+ on the Nollywood film festival in New York as part of this year’s
NEA’s. I’ll be showing my new movie, My
Life, My Damage
, and l am very much looking forward to seeing people’s
reactions.”
iROKOtv+ is sponsoring the Awards’ Film Festival,
which will showcase a selection of Nollywood’s newest movies on Saturday 1
September at Symphony Space, Sharp Theatre from noon

Jason Njoku Founder and CEO of iROKOtv says:
“The awesome talent coming out of Nigeria at the moment is seriously
exciting and the list of nominees for the 2012 Nigerian Entertainment Awards
(NEA’s) is a testament to that. The NEA’s recognise the hard work, talent and
prolific output made by recording and film artists from Nigeria and this is why
iROKOtv+ is sponsoring the awards this year.”
Nollywood, the world’s second largest film industry in
terms of output, produces more than 2,000 films each year [roughly 40 per
week]. The movie industry is one of Nigeria’s most popular and lucrative
exports, generating over $590m per year for the country and employs over
200,000 people, with the cost of production averaging $40,000 per movie.
Celebrating the outstanding creative output from
Nigerian movie, music and comedy stars, this year is set to be the biggest yet
for the NEA’s, with music, fashion, movies on show, all leading to the
prestigious awards ceremony on Sunday 2 September 2012 at the Skirball Centre
for Performing Arts. Nollywood superstars such as iROKOtv Ambassador, Funke Akindele and Van Vicker will be amongst the many artists who
are bringing Nigerian entertainment to the African Diaspora.

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