Jason Njoku is the pioneering British-Nigerian founder and CEO of iROKO, a multimedia company that provides paid-for, on-demand Nollywood content to audiences worldwide.
Talking about starting his empire, he said:
“I was a spectacular failure. A certified failure. From 2005 to 2010, I was a complete failure.”
“I was technically homeless for like ten months in 2007,” h e says. It was humiliating. For three years, I couldn’t even get a bank account.
Stepping away from certain aspects of the business has always been a hard one for me. I built the business from scratch – just me, a computer and three screens in a small room in east London (UK) – so every aspect of the company always feels personal. I’ve had to learn to step away from certain areas of the business, knowing that I can’t do everything. I don’t believe this is an uncommon trait among entrepreneurs.”