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The Wedding Party: Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie to date

From Hollywood To Nollywood: Nigeria's Walk Of Fame

Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, has embraced the challenges of creating a film industry – Nollywood – that is markedly authentic, undeniably bold, and unapologetically true to its roots.

Bastian Gotter, Co-Founder, iROKO Partners

iROKOtv Co-Founder Bastian Gotter leaves the company to invest in African startups

Bastian Gotter is the Co-Founder of iROKO, the VC-backed African entertainment and tech company that has single-handedly changed the face of Nollywood content distribution.

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iROKO launches IrokoX online portal to showcase Africa's creative talent

Africa’s artists have a new online stage to showcase their talent. Nigeria based digital entertainment startup Iroko has launched IrokoX, a multi-platform Pan-African network for filmmakers, musicians, and other creative aspirants to produce, distribute, and monetize short-form content.

Michael Ugwu, General Manager, West Africa, Sony Music Entertainment

Michael Ugwu is leading the Nigerian music revolution (Video)

Lagos is a city with a vibrant music scene and is, arguably, the music capital of Africa. When Sony Entertainment, one of the world’s largest record labels, decided to start operations in West Africa, the company turned to Michael Ugwu to be its General Manager.

Aita Ighodaro, Director, Idaro

Dynamic Nigerian diaspora chases glittering ambitions

In her debut novel Sin Tropez, Aita Ighodaro drew on her experience as a fashion model to explore the complex consequences that await three young women lured aboard a playboy’s super yacht by the intoxicating promise of easy money and wild excess.

Justine Powell, Senior Vice President, iROKO Global, iROKO Partners

iROKO launches global content distribution and licensing division iROKO Global, appoints Justine Powell as SVP

Having conquered the African VOD market and grown into the world’s largest online distributor of African content, iROKO has launched a global content distribution and licensing division, iROKO Global.

A view of the Yaba district in Lagos, home to Nigeria's dominant start-up scene (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

Why Nigeria's newest startups are sprouting up outside the megacity of Lagos

Even though Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy, Lagos, its commercial capital, still has a disproportionately strong hold over all business sectors.

Streaming services are targeting Africa as wireless networks become more widespread and reliable, allowing the delivery of video in a region where mobile connectivity growth is one of the fastest in the world. Photographer: Gallo Images via Getty Images

Hong Kong billionaire said to plan South African rival to Netflix

Streaming services are targeting Africa as wireless networks become more widespread and reliable, allowing the delivery of video in a region where…

Director Kunle Afolayan on the set of his new movie, which will be distributed on Netflix. Photograph by Kunle Afolayan

Meet Nigeria's Nollywood, the world's second largest movie industry

Last year, data was released showing that Nollywood is a $3 billion industry. It is bigger than Hollywood by volume, and right behind India’s Bollywood.

Traditional Nigerian dances have been joined by new music and attitudes

I've seen Nigeria's old power at work. I know change is coming: Ken Saro-Wiwa, Jr., Partner, Dragon Africa

When President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria’s 15th head of state last month, it was, as the saying goes, the beginning of an end and the end of a beginning.

Adibeli Nduka-Agwu, VP, Marketing & Content Operations, iROKO Partners. Credit: mccloys.org

Sexism, diapers and making it work in Lagos: Adibeli Nduka-Agwu, VP, iROKO Holdings

It was my first week in Lagos, squeezing in a workout at the hotel gym, when a pudgy business man I had met earlier entered and started staring.

Tayo Oviosu, CEO, Paga

21 Nigerian tech CEOs at the top of their game

Here are 21 of the country’s tech entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game and are making serious waves in the tech space.

Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO, iROKOtv

My biggest fear is that Nollywood becomes less popular: Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO, iROKOtv

If you watch a lot of Nigerian movies or follow the Nigerian startup scene, chances are Jason Njoku needs no introduction.

Dealdey raises $5M in series B funding from Swedish investment company Kinnevik. Credit: techcabal.com

DealDey raises $5M in series B funding from Swedish investment company Kinnevik

DealDey, a Nigerian ecommerce website that aggregates discounted goods and services, has raised $5 million in follow-on funding. DealDey’s second round of funding comes from its original investor, Kinnevik.

Jason Njoku, Founder and CEO, iROKO Partners

Failing all the way to success: Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO, iROKO Partners (Video)

Jason Njoku is the Founder and CEO of iROKO Partners. iROKO Partners is the largest distributor of Nigerian entertainment (movies and music) online.

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Why startups, not media giants, lead online video in Africa

Global data use through the consumption of video is set to increase by around 55 percent per year until the end of 2019, according to research by Ericsson, while in Africa video is the fastest-growing internet activity.

Spartacus - A Starz Original Drama

iROKOtv brings Hollywood blockbusters Spartacus and Magic City to its platform

iROKOtv.com today announced that it has licensed two of the top award-winning Hollywood drama TV series — Spartacus and Magic City — from Starz Digital Media.

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ROK Studios: iROKO Partners' New Movie Production Company

The world’s largest digital distributor of African movies, iROKO Partners is set to officially launch its new movie production company, ROK Studios, which is expected to focus on the production of entertainment-focused content, especially movies for a global audience through its platform, iROKOtv.com.

Inside the iRoko offices in Lagos

iROKOtv, 'Nigeria's Netflix', takes Nollywood to a global audience

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”.

Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO, iROKOtv

East Africa is super-attractive for Internet TV: Jason Njoku, Founder & CEO, iROKOtv

Once upon a time I believed Lagos, Nigeria was the centre of the [Africa] universe.

Nollywood drives growth in Nigeria

The Nigerian film industry has finally been recognised as a key economic driver in what is now Africa’s largest economy.

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EnterpreneurCountry expanding to Nigeria

EnterpreneurCountry, a 133,000-member strong entrepreneurial ecosystem has announced expansion plans for Nigeria with the goal of providing funds for tech startups.

Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos vs. Kenya vs. South Africa: Which is Africa's ICT capital?

Why is it Lagos up there and not Nigeria? Because Lagos almost qualifies as a country of its own right now.

Jason Njoku

Top 10 Tech CEOs In Nigeria

Drawing from statistics of Nigeria’s rebased GDP figures, information and communication technologies (ICT) and its sub-sectors are key drivers of Nigeria’s impressive economic growth.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Nollywood: The new business of African film

With Nigeria leading the way, 2014 could prove a banner year for the African film industry.