Mary Remmy Njoku is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, entertain entrepreneur and TV personality. She was born on March 30, 1985 in Mile 2 Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos State, where she had her primary school education.
Mary attended Amuwo Odofin High School, National College Gbagada, and Navy Town Secondary School, all in Lagos. She hails from Nsukka, Enugu State. She studied English Language at Lagos State University (LASU).
She also attended London Film Academy in the United Kingdom (UK), where she took a course in ‘Movie Magic Budgeting & Schedule.’
Mary began her acting career in 2004, when she featured in a Nollywood movie ‘Home Sickness’, alongside Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha. She came to the limelight after featuring in a Nollywood blockbuster, ‘Blackberry Babes’ in 2011. Between 2011 and 2013, Mary produced iROKtv, a YouTube platform that featured interviews with Nigerian celebrities.
The channel also featured coverages of Afrobeats and Nollywood events. In 2015, she became Chief Content Officer at IROKO Partners. In the same year, she held the first world premiere for her film, ‘Thy Will Be Done’ at the BFI IMAX London, the first-ever Nollywood film premiere in IMAX. In August 2013, Mary Njoku co-founded ROK Studios.
The company has produced Nollywood movies and TV series, that include Festac Town, Single Ladies, Body language, Losing Control, Husbands of Lagos, amongst others. In 2016, the movie entrepreneur launched ROK on Sky, a network airing across the UK at the Nigerian High Commission in the UK.
Njoku married British-born Nigerian entrepreneur, and African start-up investor, Jason Njoku, in Festac Town, Lagos on 18 August 2012, in front of family, friends and colleagues. They welcomed their first son, Jason Obinna Njoku, on 30 July 2013, a second child Nwakaego Annabelle Njoku, was born on 24 August 2015 and they welcomed their third, Amber Nnenna Njoku on 4 August 2017.
Mary is among the very few media personalities and Nollywood actresses whose marriage has not been made a focus of controversies on social media as she has been able to manage her personality and family life decently and successfully.
In August 2013, alongside her business partners Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter, Njoku launched a $2 million investment vehicle for Lagos-based Internet start-ups called Spark.
Recently Jason Njoku penned a piece of relationship advice to men in regard to marriage.
The businessman gave many reasons as he shared how it was best for a man to marry a rich woman or be ready to invest in one.
He wrote: “If everything I have goes to zero. I just have to be a good husband to maintain the lifestyle.”
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