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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.

A scene from the Lagos set of “Walking Away”, a film from ROK Studios and Divine Touch Productions.

The Netflix of Africa Doesn't Need Hollywood to Win

Walter Taylaur, a gangly, gregarious Nigerian writer-director, needed a place to shoot his movie, Gbomo Gbomo Express, a low-budget “comedy-thriller.” In the movie, the head of a music label hits it off with a socialite while out on the town in Lagos.

Jason Njoku. Founder & CEO, iROKOtv

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

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.

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.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya's President Kenyatta said to be considering Haron Sirima as next Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya

Haron Sirima, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, is the favorite to succeed current Governor, Njuguna Ndung’u, when his term expires on March 3, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions.

Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe is the Obi of Onitsha and former Chairman of Diamond Bank

Nigeria's Diamond Bank appoints Chris Ogbechie as Chairman to replace retired Nnaemeka Achebe

Nigeria’s Diamond Bank disclosed on Wednesday that Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe has retired as the Chairman of its Board of Directors. Achebe’s retirement was approved at a recent board meeting.

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.

Nkiru Balonwu, CEO, Spinlet

An interview with Spinlet's CEO, Nkiru Balonwu, and Head of Business Development, Oye Akindeinde (Video)

Spinlet is a mobile music download platform founded in 2006 with offices in Lagos, Nigeria; Cape Town, South Africa; and San Francisco, United States.

Abasiama Idaresit, Founder & Managing Director, Wild Fusion

We'll continue to enable African businesses to succeed, using technology: Abasiama Idaresit, Founder & MD, Wild Fusion (Video)

Wild Fusion is an online marketing company with offices in Accra, Lagos and Nairobi. Wild Fusion was the first Google AdWords Certified Partner in Ghana and Nigeria.