Jason Njoku has revealed how he borrowed £500 to start Iroko TV, a video-on-demand movie platforms for Nigerian movies.
Jason Njoku states this in reaction to a post by a Twitter user @docolumide who revealed what life was like for him 10 years ago.
Doc Olumide tweeted:
“This time last month, resigned as CEO of CardsTech, after 7yrs of building. This time this month, was @ Oxford University for an Advanced Negotiation program, courtesy of TOE, after resuming earlier in this month @ UBA Group as Division Head, Group Card Business & Platforms.
“This time last month 10years ago, threw a fvcking BIG 70th birthday party for my Dad, plus gave him a Toyota Avensis. Exactly today, threw a massive 1 year birthday party for my son! Had $600k cash balance in my bank account.
“Problem w/ today’s youth’s they want everything served cooked. As CEO 10yrs ago, was on $250k/annum. For past 6 years as CEO, I’ve been on N500k/month salary. But the patient dog eats the fat meaty bone. I know how to live with—and without.
Contributing to Doc Olumide’s statement, Jason Njoku opened up on how he borrowed £500 10 years ago to start what is known as Iroko TV today.
“This time 10years ago I was living with my mum, almost broke (paying down debts) and trying to convince Bastian Gotter to borrow me £500 to start what became @irokotv”.