An Innovative Company

Quality service delivery with innovation and creativity

Our Story.

The Hunger to come up with something more innovative and competitive has always being the drive of Blessed Idornigie after venturing into so many online businesses, from e-gold to multilevel marketing. He discovered that the Nollywood industry needs more competitive and innovative ideas in online movies distribution, which before now had restricted lovers of Nollywood movies to only one channel, which invariably created a monopolistic market. He decided to make more research about the industry and discovered that Nollywood Content is highly demanded for in the diaspora, and that began the journey of iBAKATV. He started in his room with a laptop, and with support from family members and friends, the company was birthed in 2011.

He later brought in partners that injected some funds into the business. September 2012 marked the turning point for iBAKATV, after its acquired YouTube Premium Partnership with Four major channels, iBAKATV|NOLLYWOOD, iBAKATV|YORUBA, iBAKATV|AFRICAMAGICCLIP and iBAKATV|EVENTS, with a monthly hit of about 6M to 20m at Estimated Watch Time of about 80m to 200m as at today. This success on YouTube, was one of the motivating factors that inspired the company to create its own official online movie streaming platform called ibakatv.com.

Our Vision.

To be branded as number one African online entertainment company, globally.

Our Mission.

Our mission is to become the leading brand in the entertainment industry by contributing creative ideas and creating economic value to all stake-holders through professionalism dedication, innovation, creativity and by ensuring that quality standards are not compromised in delivering services to our clients.

Meet Our Team

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Blessed Idornigie

Blessed Idornigie

MD/CEO
Kazim Adeoti

Kazim Adeoti

Director
Dr Gbolahan Olaniyi

Gbolahan Olaniyi

Director
Ayodele Awoleye

Ayodele Awoleye

Director

iBAKATV Team

Meet the the guys who make things happen

The Industry

The Love for Nollywood movies cut across many countries especially on the African continent and amongst Africans in the diaspora. Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry is now priced at $5 billion which makes it the world’s second largest film industry in terms of production output/volume more than Hollywood in the U.S, but less than the largest film industry India’s Bollywood. However critics noted that while Nollywood has volume, it lacks production value, as a result of piracy. Indeed, pirating of Nollywood contents is a big problem in Nigeria and throughout Africa. Despite efforts by Nigeria’s film regulatory body in enforcing Copyright law; and arresting film copyright infringement, still, the level of pirating is still at an alarming rate in Nigeria and Africa at large and this, has had adverse effect in the life of the film maker and the ability to optimally harness the beneficial value of the film maker’s intellectual work. The movie industry produces approximately 1,000 movies every year, generating around $250,000,000 a year and employing hundreds of thousands of people across Nigeria. In 2014, the industry contributed about N9 trillion to the rebased GDP of the country, thereby constituting about 1.4% of Nigeria’s GDP, according to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics. The industry is a well-oiled machine in all ramifications, with movies being filmed, edited and distributed often within a fortnight across the continent’s largest economy and the most populous nation. Nollywood’s popularity across Africa and the diaspora certainly demonstrates the capacity of the films to travel.

Our Partners

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