in the current Nollywood is to be combined, Mary Remmy-Njoku’s name, the
CEO of Roc Nation and wife of Jason Njoku, the founder of IROKO TV
,will rank among the top five.
In a short while of her being the CEO of
Roc Nation, the company has produced and released about 200 movies.
Beyond that, she is also set to be at the forefront of negotiation for
content acquisition for IROKO.
film-makers a source of income, Remmy is on a personal quest to right a
wrong she has noticed in the industry, “Nollywood knows how to forget
people,” she said. This is one wrong that she feels is close to her
heart and one wrong she feels she needs to do something about.
influential people around, there are ways people have touched my lives
as well. I have met different people who have influenced my life
positively . Nollywood knows how to forget people. In Hollywood, you see
someone like Gabriella Union who is still relevant. These people
started acting way before me. The fact that the stars we used to know
are not as relevant as they used to be really hurts me. If I am in a
good position to bring them back to create something and make the
industry more competitive and fun, why won’t I do that? I have come to
realise that working with the people who actually started the industry
is way easier than working with the new generation. Not all but some.”
would not be able to bring back all the old faces in Nollywood
especially the likes of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji
because she can’t seem to afford them just yet.
her, “I have added so much weight. If you get married, you start having
kids and you get older but I won’t say it has slowed me down. I am
growing at a good pace,” she added.