Since its emergence 20 years ago, it seemed that Nollywood only stayed within the shores of Africa with those living abroad finding it difficult to get their hands on their much beloved Nigerian movies. Nollywood has only just started to break out of the walls of Africa with more diaspora movies being produced and premieres of Nollywood films being held across the globe.
It has not been an easy road for Nollywood to reach the high levels it has today, but at last it is getting more positive recognition by the Nigerian media. YNaija
, a Nigerian news website and blog, has announced the names of 10 people who have reached the shortlist for Y! /YNaija.com Person of the Year 2013; co-founder and CEO of iROKOtv
, Jason Njoku is one of the ten nominated.
is a web platform that provides free and paid-for Nigerian films on-demand. Jason Njoku’s vision was for Nollywood lovers (especially those outside of Africa), to get a chance to have unlimited access to as much Nollywood content as they can; a vision that has been successfully implemented through iROKOtv
, allowing it to cement its position as the world’s largest distributor of Nigerian movies. Having successfully removed a number of piracy and unlicensed Nollywood movie streaming sites, it is no surprise that Jason Njoku is up for nomination for the third edition of the Y! / YNaija.com Person of the Year.
Voting starts from Monday 11th November 2013 and closes on Sunday, 15th December 2013. To vote for your Person of the Year, click HERE