iROKOtv - The Netflix of Africa: Ashish Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group

Jason Njoku. Founder & CEO, iROKOtv

Behind a high-security gate on a side road off the frenetic Apapa Oworonshoki Expressway, in the Anthony Village district of mainland Lagos, stands a nondescript three-story concrete building. The cement is chipped and the paint on it faded. So it’s something of a surprise to find, inside on the second floor, one of the most innovative Internet companies in the world: iROKOtv.

iROKOtv is the Netflix of Africa. Just as Netflix is changing the way content is made in the United States, iROKOtv is changing African film. It’s the brainchild of Jason Njoku, 34, a handsome, brash, fast-talker born in the United Kingdom and raised by his Nigerian mother on a council estate in London.

Read more: iROKOtv: The Netflix of Africa | Variety