Mary Njoku is a Nigerian award-winning actress and film producer. Many people famously know her for producing and starring in the 2015 drama film, Thy Will Be Done. She is one of the most talented actresses in Nollywood, and her stakes in the entertainment industry have made her a powerhouse and a film magnate.
How old is Mary Njoku? Well, Mary Nnenna Njoku was born on 20 March 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the sixth born in a family of eight children. Over the years, the Nigerian film entrepreneur has always come up in praise of her parents for being supportive in her endeavours. As of 2020, Mary Njoku age is 35 years old.
Mary Njoku profile summary
- Full name: Mary Nnenna Njoku
- Citizenship: Nigeria
- Age: 35 years
- D.O.B: 20 March 1985
- Birthplace: Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, Nigeria
- Profession: Actress, Film Producer, TV Personality, Businesswoman
- Marital status: Married
- Husband: Jason Njoku
- Education: Amuwo Odofin High School, Navy Town Secondary School, National College, Lagos State University, London Film Academy
Born and raised in Amuwo Odofin in Lagos, Nigeria, Mary Njoku state of origin is Enugu. She attended several schools in Lagos, including Amuwo Odofin High School, Navy Town Secondary School, and National College.
Although Mary holds a Diploma in Computer Science, she went ahead to pursue a degree in the English Language from the Lagos State University in 2010. The actress’ love for film forced her to go for further studies and did a course on all aspects of film production at the London Film Academy.
Family, children, husband
Mary Njoku is the mother of three children. She got married in 2012 to a Nigerian entrepreneur and co-founder of Irokotv. It is a web platform that provides paid-for Nigerian films on-demand. The company has established itself as the largest distributor of Nigerian movies and music, since its launch in December 2010.
Mary Njoku husband is Jason Njoku. Her children’s names are Jason Obinna Njoku born in 2013, Nwakaego Anabelle Njoku in 2015, and Amber Nnenna Njoku in 2017. The actress occasionally posts photos of her husband and children on her social media pages.
Mary Njoku started her acting career at the age of 17 years. In 2004, she made her debut in Nollywood when she starred in the film, Home Sickness. She also appeared in the films, Brain Masters and Sound of Love in 2006. Her popularity soared throughout the 2000s and 2010s as she established herself as one of the most talented actresses in Nollywood.
In 2011, she played Kaisha in the blockbuster film series, Blackberry Babes. The series received many accolades for portraying the changing face of the Nigerian youth and how technology and social networking affected them. She continued to make appearances in various films throughout the early 2010s, including Brave Mind (2012), Sins of the Past (2012), and Hand of Faith (2012), among others. Here is a list of some of Mary Njoku movies where she has featured since her debut in 2003.
- Brain Masters (2006)
- Critical Truth (2008)
- Brave Mind (2012)
- Royal Father’s (2014)
- Hazeezat (2014)
- Thy Will Be Done (2015)
- Picture Perfect (2017 )
In 2015, Mary Njoku co-produced the drama film, Thy Will be Done. It was the first Nollywood movie to premiere on the largest screen cinema in Britain, BFI IMAX.
In August 2013, Mary Njoku founded Rok Studios. It is a film production company based in Lagos, Nigeria. Mary Njoku ROK TV has produced many movies and TV series over the years. Some of the most popular ones include:
- Finding Mercy (2013)
- Somewhere in Africa (2013)
- Forgetting June (2013)
- Hazeezat (2014)
- A Northern Affair (2014)
- Thy Will Be Done (2015)
- Poisoned Bait (2015)
- Husbands of Lagos (2015)
- Single Ladies (2017)
Rok Studio has produced over 500 films and 20 original TV series. She launched ROK as a TV platform on Sky in 2016. By launching on Sky, it meant that all Rok content would air across the UK.
The network’s popularity also saw her launch it on DStv the same year. As ROK’s popularity soared in many parts of Africa, the studio launched more channels, including ROK2 and ROK3. ROK3 is one of the leading channels that focus on Ghanaian content, including films, TV series, and music.
In July 2019, French film and television studio and distributor Canal+ Group acquired ROK. Mary Njoku MD remained as the Director-General after the acquisition.
Other business interests
Mary Njoku is the co-founder of an investment vehicle called Spark. In 2013, the company invested in internet start-ups in Lagos, among other businesses in various industries. Some of these include drinks.ng, hotels.ng, tolet.com.ng, bus.com.ng, insured.ng, giddimint.com.ng, and Christians.ng. Although Spark made significant investments in the businesses, the company let go of four start-ups (bus.com.ng, insured.ng, giddimint.com.ng, and Christians.ng) in 2015.
The Nigerian actress, film producer, and businesswoman enjoys a massive following on social media. Mary Njoku Instagram page has over 900,000 followers.
She uses the platform to educate her followers, post pictures of herself and family, and inform them of upcoming events. You can see more of Mary Njoku pictures by following her on Instagram.
Many Nigerian publications put Mary Njoku among the richest women in Nollywood. Having begun her acting career at the age of 17 and launching various businesses over the years, the mother of three has amassed a lot of wealth.
Daily Media NG estimates that Mary Njoku net worth is 380 million Naira. She has made her money from acting, film production, and investments in various ventures.
Some of the eye-catching photos on Mary Njoku's Instagram page include:
1. Pretty in pink
Mary Njoku looks elegant in this photo. It deserves a place in a fashion magazine.
2. The clan
The clan, as she refers to her husband and children, always make a regular appearance on her social media pages. It is interesting to note how fast her children have grown,
2. It has been quite a ride
The Nigerian actress took to social media to give advice about finding the perfect match. She is seen in the photo driving with her husband and a child in the back seat.
Mary Njoku is a Nigerian actress, film producer, TV personality, and businesswoman. She made her acting debut at the age of 17. In 2004, she appeared in the film Home Sickness, which became her first-ever feature in Nollywood. Over the years, she established herself as a talented actress and producer. As a businesswoman, she has invested in some of the most successful companies and start-ups in Nigeria, including ROK Studios and Spark. As a fan, hopefully, you've found a thing or two in this Mary Njoku biography that you didn't know before.