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All the Way UP! Rok Studios is Reaching for the SKY – Get the Scoop on the Upcoming Launch

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Rok Studios, home to blockbusters such as Husbands of Lagos, Desperate Housegirls, Losing Control and Cougars is reaching for the Sky. Literally. The award-winning Nollywood film studio, headed by actress and producer Mary Njoku, is launching on Sky in the UK on Thursday, September 29th, 2016.

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Mary Njoku and her Nollywood friends have been alluding to something big for some time on their social media accounts, with many stars congratulating their film producer colleague and using #SkyIsTheBeginning – we now know that they were preparing for their biggest Nollywood journey yet – a channel showing Rok movies, TV shows and magazine shows, aired 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Rok on Sky will be available as a free-to-view channel for all Sky subscribers – that’s around 10 million homes in the UK. Showing awesome originals, such as Single Ladies, Banks Chronicles and Bloodline, as well as some of the most recent smash hit movies, Walking Away, Aso Ebi and Forever.

And it doesn’t stop there, amidst launching a new TV channel, Mary Njoku still continues to be busy on-set, having recently just wrapped up filming on Single Ladies, The Rok team has been ramping up production schedules in advance of the Sky launch, to ensure the channel has plenty of exclusive new content for its viewers.

Mary Njoku, Rok CEO says:

“I am so happy to finally be able to share the news of this UK Sky channel with Rok fans. We have been working towards this for some time, and now we are launching in just a few weeks – we are all super excited. As a production house, we are obsessed with curating amazing African content and telling African stories our way – and with this next big chapter in the Rok story, we can give millions more people the chance to enjoy our movies and TV series.

“Rok is fortunate to have worked with so many of the screen greats – the likes of Mercy Johnson, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Ini Edo, Desmond Elliot, John Dumelo, to name a few. These actors are instrumental in bringing our storytelling to life. We are also blessed to have a dedicated, hard working and creative production team, who work tirelessly to ensure we release amazing content. Together, as the Rok family, we are now bringing our beloved Nollywood content onto its biggest platform yet – Sky”.

Timed to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence Day, Rok on Sky will launch with a bang in the UK on 29th September, followed by a Gala Launch at 8 Northumberland on Friday, September 30th 2016. Nollywood glitterati, including Alexx Ekubo, Chioma Chukwuka, John Dumelo, Oge Okoye, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, Ini Edo, Annie Idibia, Yul Edochie, Jackie Appiah, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Patience Ozokwor, Segun Arinze, Funke Akindele and many more have already been confirmed on the guest list, with a red carpet hosted by none other than Denrele Edun.

Mary adds,

“London won’t know what has hit it – Nollywood is going to take over the city. We’re also hoping to see many of our fans at the Rok on Sky gala launch as well – we are eternally grateful to all the Rok fans who’ve been with us along the way”.

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Rok Studios launched in 2013. Rok Studios is a leading African film and television studio and production house based in Lagos, Nigeria. They specialize in the creation of content in partnership with the industry’s foremost creative talent. Rok has developed, produced and financed film and TV series for distribution platforms globally. Rok owns one of the larger content libraries in Nigeria, with blockbuster films and series, as well as an Animation Studio called Rok Animations Studios.

Follow the journey across the Rok Studios social media channels and websiter: Website – www.rok.ng  | Instagram: @ROK_SKY  |  Twitter: @ROK_SKY  |  Facebook: @ROK SKY  |  Snapchat: @ROK_SKY

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BellaNaija is an official media partner for the launch of Rok on Sky

12 Comments

  1. Modupe

    September 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I am a massive fan of Mary and Jason. Forget what people say about Jason, he is the real MVP. He knows his business and gets what it takes to succeed in that country where everything is against you. I recently subscibed to irokotv and Mary is slaying the tv series and I do They are an awesome combination. Tripe Well done both of you. These are the real grafters of our society. The doers. The guys that keep the entrepreneur grind going. I doff my hat to Mary. Well done. Success is so close. I am rooting for you guys.

  2. Noms

    September 15, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Mary , you are rare breed in this modern day nollywood. God bless your husband for allowing you dream dreams and see them come through.
    Congrats on this laudable achievement.
    Irokofan ni mi…looking forward to Husbands of Lagos 2, Festac Town 2 & Cougar 2.
    Single ladies…hmmmmm, i’m a fan of the american version, hope its not a copy and paste something ooo.
    Kudos

  3. Nne

    September 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    So happy for Mary….I love when there is team work in a Marriage ….the sky is surely the starting point.

  4. xplorenollywood.com

    September 15, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Congratulations!a new feat for Iroko!

  5. JustSaying

    September 15, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Oh congrats mary – this is so good for UK residents

    But on another not e do you you really have to act or headline all her movies though. I mean you are an “ok” actress but sometimes id like to see another talent play or headline your movie, not you all the time.

  6. Prince

    September 15, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Sky should please come to Nigeria and send DSTV/Multichoice packing

  7. Roma

    September 15, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Congratulations Mary Remmy Njoku, I’m a big fan of hers. Keep soaring higher girl.

  8. Toese

    September 15, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    People are breaking territories in this 2016
    Linda lkeji with her studios
    Nollywood in TIFF
    etc
    Now this one
    Lord please do my own o

    Congrats to her

  9. sheybtr

    September 16, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Please bring this to the US! But I want to see content from all over Africa, not just naija.

    • ....

      September 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      Chances are they will expand to other countries in Africa once they get this one off the ground. They have to start somewhere and they probably want to test the market before making such a huge move/investment 🙂

  10. Kadiegeorge

    September 16, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Comgrats darling I’m over happy darling can’t wait for us in d U. S to get one channell ,God bless you and your family in Jesus name amennn

  11. Chi

    September 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Well done to ROK impressed with most of what they do, but do something about your PR people no channel given are they taking over from nollywood on 329, if so about time, When is ROK going to continue Festac Town, i thought the different stories were so well done.

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