IROKOtv has finally launched its operations in Accra, Ghana, weeks after TechMoran announced the firm’s move to double down on Kenya and Ghana.
IROKOtv has rolled out over 25 bright pink kiosks across Accra, that will enable users to download Ghanaian and Nigerian movies and TV series directly onto their mobile devices, without using any of their data allowances.
Apart from Jollof rice, Nigeria and Ghana have a number of similarities and are each other’s trading partners. The country was also a natural first choice for the company due to its proximity and their near-similar culture. Ghanaian movies and Nollywood are also the very best of African storytelling.
According to Jason Njoku, CEO of IROKO says: “We know that our Ghanaian neighbours cannot get enough great content, but that data costs have all too often been prohibitive to them watching content online. We hope that with the launch of the IROKOtv kiosks across Ghana that provide data-free downloads, and a one-year subscription to IROKOtv at just GHC 25, we will be able to build an even bigger community of online Nollywood fans here in Ghana”.
IROKOtv says it has put together a team of nearly 30 and expect the number of staff to increase to 140 by the end of November, to bring the GHC 25 for a one-year subscription TV series to subscribers everywhere they are.
IROKOtv kiosks will be staffed six days a week – from Monday to Saturday – and movie fans can purchase subscriptions, download the app on their smartphones, and download movies directly onto their phone, data free.
Kiosks can be found in areas including Accra Mall, A & C Mall, Oxford Street Osu, VVIP Circle, KFC Haatso, Pure Fire Ministry Achimota, Adenta SSNIT Fats, Accra Polytechnic, National Lottery, Accra Central and Lagos Avenue.