Mary Nnenna Njoku is a Nigerian actress and film producer, and Director General of the award-winning Lagos-based film house, ROK Studios, in Nigeria, which was recently acquired by French TV giant, CANAL+.
Mary Njoku Background
Mary Nnenna Njoku was born on March 20, 1985 as the sixth child of the family of 8. Although born and raised in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos Nigeria, Mary hails from Nsukka, Enugu State. She had her primary and secondary education at Amuwo odofin and proceeded to obtain a diploma in computer science.
Thereafter, she went to the Lagos State University (LASU), where she studied for a degree in English Language. In addition, Mary attended the London films Academy in the UK and did a course on Producing: Movie Magic Budgeting & Schedule in 2012.
Mary is married to .Jason Njoku Jason is a serial entrepreneur , investor and co-founder of IROKOtv. They got married on August 18, 2012, and their union is blessed with three children; Jason, Nwakaego and Amber.
Mary Njoku Early Career
Mary’s interest in acting began at a tender age. She always loved to be creative. Therefore, she joined her secondary school group in stage productions. Next, she joined the movie industry in 2003, and started getting roles in TV Series.
In 2004, she made her acting debut in Home Sickness but came to the spotlight after starring in Blackberry Babes in 2011.
Also, she ventured into production and made her debut with the TV series Festac Town. Subsequently, she produced Hazeezat, Husband of Lagos, Thy Will Be Done, e.t.c
Summarily, Mary has starred in numerous movies and have worked with A-list actors.
Mary is an actor and producer. And some of the films she has starred in include;
Brain Masters, 2006
Sound of Love, 2006
Critical Truth, 2008
Kiss the Dust, 2008
Brave Mind, 2012
Sins of the Past, 2012
Hand of Faith, 2012
Royal Father’s, 2014
Ihite Kingdom, 2014
Thy will be done, 2015
Picture Perfect, 2017
Tough Love, 2017
ROK Film Studios
ROK Studios is a Nigerian film production house. It was founded in August 2013 by Mary Njoku. Under ROK Studios, she has produced hundreds of films and TV series such as: Festac Town, a series that centres on Festac (a place where Mary grew up).
In 2016, ROK was launched on Sky, and subsequently on DSTV and GOTV. Currently, it has ROK, ROK 2 and ROK 3 on DSTV to meet the growing demand of film lovers. ROK has over 15 million subscribers in Nigeria and over 12.5 million viewers in the UK. Also, it has an animation studios and own one of the largest content libraries in Nigeria.
However, in July, 2019, it was acquired by CANAL+, a French film and television series distributor. After the CANAL+ acquisition, Mary now sits as the director general of the company.
According to her, the new development will expose the industry to new audience and opportunities beyond the shores of Africa.
Mary Njoku Net Worth
Mary is one of the most influential actresses in Nigeria. According to our source, her net worth is estimated at $500,000.