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Jason's birthday: 10 things you didn't know about the irokotv boss!

Jason Njoku, the CEO of irokotv, the world’s largest online catalogue of Nollywood movies turns 35 today! Here are 10 little-known facts about the film magnate:

  • Jason studied Chemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Manchester.
  • He had attempted 10 businesses before starting irokotv. Amongst them was a T-shirt company.
  • In 2012, he married Mary Remmy, who is a Nollywood actress in Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria.

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  • Jason only eats one thing at Dominos – BBQ Chicken Pizza!
  • He rarely wears shoes. He prefers a comfortable pair of slippers.
  •  He is best known for wearing a T-shirt and denim, but he also likes to rock the traditional jalamia to work.
  • He was featured on Forbes’ 2012 list of Ten Young African Millionaires To Watch.
  • He won the acclaimed title of CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year 2013.
  • Alongside his business partners Bastian Gotter and Mary Remmy Njoku, Jason launched a $2m investment vehicle for Lagos-based Internet start-ups called Spark. Spark has invested in 11 companies.
  • Most popular piece of clothing spotted on Jason? This striped golf shirt! We think he should auction it!
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Happy birthday Jason Njoku! Have a prosperous new year!
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