Mary Nnenna Njoku (also known as Mary Remmy or Mary Remmy 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+.
She produced and starred in Thy Will be Done, Husbands of Lagos; starred and directed Single
Mary Njoku Early life and education
Mary Njoku, who is the sixth child in a family of 8, was born in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, Nigeria. She is from Nsukka, Enugu State.
She attended Amuwo Odofin High School, National College Bagada and Navy Town Secondary School. She holds a diploma in Computer Science. From 2010, Njoku attended Lagos State University where she studied for a degree in English Language.
In 2012, Njoku attended London Film Academy in the UK where she did a course on Producing: Movie Magic Budgeting & Schedule From childhood, she had a passion for acting and started acting on-stage when she was in Secondary school. Njoku joined the Nollywood industry in 2003, at the age of 17.
Mary Njoku current age
Mary Nnenna Njoku born 20 March 1985 and she is currently 35 years old
Mary Njoku Career
Njoku made her acting debut in the 2004 Nollywood movie ‘Home Sickness’, which she featured alongside with Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha. She came to limelight after featuring in popular Nollywood blockbuster ‘Blackberry Babes’ in 2011.
Between 2011 and 2013, Njoku produced iROKtv, a YouTube platform that featured interviews with Nigerian celebrities, as well as coverage of Afrobeats and Nollywood events.
In 2015, Njoku became Chief Content Officer at IROKO Partners. By March, she held her first world premier for her film Thy Will Be Done at the BFI IMAX London, the first ever Nollywood film premiere in IMAX.
In August 2018, Njoku produced the movie Nwanyioma, where her role required her to completely shave her head.
Mary Njoku Personal life
Mary Njoku married British-born Nigerian entrepreneur, and African start-up investor, Jason Njoku, in Festac, Lagos on 18 August 2012. they currently have three children, Jason Obinna Njoku, Nwakaego Annabelle Njoku, Amber Nnenna Njoku on 4 August 2017.
Mary Njoku Films
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
- Hazeezat, 2014
- Thy will be done, 2015
- Picture Perfect, 2017
- Tough Love, 2017 and lot more
In August 2013, Njoku founded ROK Studios. Since its launch in 2013, ROK has produced over 540 films and 25 original TV series, including Festac Town, Single Ladies, Body language, Losing Control and Husbands of Lagos.
In 2016, Njoku launched ROK on Sky, a network airing across the UK. To celebrate the launch, some of her Nollywood colleagues attended the launch gala which took place at the Nigerian High Commission in the UK.
Njoku also launched ROK on DSTV, a network airing across Africa, in the same year. In April 2018, ROK Studios launched two new channels, ROK2 and ROK3, to meet growing demand of ROK on DSTV.
ROK2 delivers content showcasing the origins of Nollywood, while ROK3 showcases a variety of Ghanaian talent, and has a music channel feature in addition to the 24hr movie and series selection.
In 2019, Njoku oversaw the acquisition of ROK to CANAL+, the largest international deal to-date for a Nollywood brand.
Mary Njoku Net Worth
Mary is one of the most influential actresses in Nigeria. According to Austinemedia.com, her net worth is estimated at $500,000.
Mary Njoku’s Quotes
“Marriage is not finding someone to live with. It’s finding someone you won’t live without.”
“Kids have absolutely no clue of what it takes to keep them smiling.”
“You don’t have to be rich to make an impact. In a gentle way, you can shake your world.”
“You are so perfect even when you are messy.”
“No matter how hard it hurts now, one day you will realise your struggle changed your life for the better.”
“There is a point you get to in life that everyone believes you have everything. You pay double for everything. You don’t get a thing from anyone. Yet everyone wants something from you….”
“I stay winning cos I am not competing with anyone but my ‘yesterday’…”
“There is nothing wrong with being a beginner, no one starts at the top.”
“Everything in life leads you to a certain point…”