iROKOtv Founder, Jason Njorku Listed In Forbes Young African Millionaires To Watch

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Dangote can start moving over while tech entrepreneurs like Iroko Partners Founder, Jason Njorku make their way to the Forbes lists.

Forbes lists Njorku, 31, as well as fellow Nigerian, Founder and CEO, Bakrie Delano Africa, Ladi Delano, 30, as one of their “Young African Millionaire’s To Watch.”

Njorku received $8 million in funding back in March from Tiger Global Management and with the success of iROKOtv so far, it is believed by analysts to be worth as much as $30 million. According to Forbes, “Njoku is the company’s largest individual shareholder.”

After the success of Nollywood Love, Iroko Partners launched iROKOtv last year and has continued to see growth since then with almost 500,000 users so far.

Other tech entrepreneurs made the list as well, including Yola Founder, Vinny Lingham, 33, from South Africa, whose company also made Forbes’ Top 20 Startups in Africa.

Six of the 10 entrepreneurs are making their money from technology or internet-based companies. I think that says enough about where the future lies.

To pull a page out of Ynaija‘s book, are you depressed or inspired?

Source: Forbes

Faridah Demola-Seriki

Faridah Seriki has been interested in technology since she got her hands on a desktop when she was eight. She founded Technesstivity after releasing a successful blog she made for class combining her passion for both journalism and technology. Faridah graduated from Vivian Fowler in 2009 and lives in New York where she graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism

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