Jason Njoku Names Himself CEO of iROKING after Michael Ugwu’s Dramatic Exit

After the much buzzed about exit of young tech executive Michael Ugwu from iROKING in October, a CEO for the brand was yet to be named.

Today BellaNaija received a release that Jason Njoku, the original founder and CEO of iROKING and its sister company iROKOtv, will now be at the helm of affairs for the brand.

Read the press release sent out;

iROKING, Nigeria’s leading digital music platform, announces that its new CEO is Jason Njoku.

Njoku was the original founder and CEO of iROKING alongside his role at iROKOtv, the world’s largest online catalogue of Nollywood movies. Njoku will now return to take overall control of iROKING artist management, all aspects of music distribution, including YouTube, iTunes and Amazon distribution, and oversee platform partnerships with the likes of Mxit and Eskimi.

Speaking on returning to a company he founded, Jason Njoku says: “What we’ve built with iROKING in its 23 month history is pretty incredible. There’s a lot of chat amongst the technorati about the potential of the African online music space – now is the time to put words into action, hence why I’m taking a more hands-on approach to growing iROKING from a solid online Nigerian music distributor into a behemoth of a pan-African music platform”.

As of 2014, there will also be a renewed focus on the monetization of Nigerian digital content, as well as greater emphasis on strategic partnerships with leading companies in the industry.

17 Comments on Jason Njoku Names Himself CEO of iROKING after Michael Ugwu’s Dramatic Exit
  • Autoprincess December 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    lol @ the headline. “…names himself…”. Good luck to him

  • Felinda1 December 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Seriously I recommend he reads sll the top 10 new york best seller management and leadershi books out there. He needs it urgently.

  • Meet9jasinglesHERE December 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    who will nw be the C.E.O of irokotv?
    If he can grow the company, then no prob.

  • Love December 2, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I think his position on being the CEO oof both companies will be a huge task for him in the long run. He needs to delegate.

  • Iris December 2, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    “names himself” totally cracked me up

  • thomas December 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    full of himself

  • Chidi December 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I guess no one wanted the job

  • Naveah December 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    If he’s not careful, he’s ego will trip him. Well, I hope he has people around him that will pull his coat tail if things begin to take a dive because he has too much on his plate.

    • Bugsy December 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Your grammar just tripped you

      • Naveah December 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm

        I reread what I wrote, I think your illiteracy is tripping YOU. Bugsy, get your bugged eye out of my post. Nobody died and made you post editor so snatch your life honeeyyyy before it goes to waste.

    • Naveah December 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      *his*

  • trufactoid December 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    The truth will come out one day. Slowly but surely

  • Emeka December 3, 2013 at 1:49 am

    How can someone watch online movies with current sky rocketing data bundle charges in Africa? Used 8,000 naira data bundle to watch a movie, that is crazy

    • Nominee December 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      You watch it with the wireless at work when the pressure isn’t so much or when the boss has travelled or even you just don’t want to face the traffic. The you use your 8k bundle very judiciously!

      • Bisola December 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm

        You are so on point.

  • NNENNE December 3, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Truth is most of our people lack credibility and that is so sad.
    At a time when foreign companies are willing to locate outside their shores, Nigerians, with our population, education, currency rate etc , cannot attract them. We keep complaining of unemployment.
    CREDIBILITY matters.

  • ANGEL December 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    @ NNENNE, Miss CREDIBILITY….. the young smart nigerian is employed and Moneyed. The smart foreign companies who have sound management, human capital and environmental knowledge of Africa, is doing business here and succeeding. YOUR COMMENT ABOUT MOST OF YOUR PEOPLE….. shows your IQ level is rather average. Read the post and read your comment. The Actor claims “What we’ve built with iROKING in its 23 month history is pretty incredible.” During this period he was not CEO. I am assuring he gave it to an individual that lacks credibility ?. If you lave credibility speak for yourself and don’t speak for ~90 Million hardworking youths. I bet you are a minimum wage worker in the US.

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