Nigeria’s Booming Film Industry Redefines African Life (NYT)

EXCERPT: “Nollywood generates about 2,500 movies a year, making it the second-biggest producer after Bollywood in India, and its films have displaced American, Indian and Chinese ones on the televisions that are ubiquitous in bars, hair salons, airport lounges and homes across Africa. The industry employs a million people — second only to farming — in Nigeria, pumping $600 million annually into the national economy, according to a 2014 report by the United States International Trade Commission. In 2002, it made 400 movies and $45 million.”

 

Read the complete article HERE.

Advertisements

7 Responses to “Nigeria’s Booming Film Industry Redefines African Life (NYT)”

  1. So Nollywood is also like our bollywood producing many films. Interesting article. Can there be some collaboration between bollywood and Nollywood?

    Like

  2. “Nollywood generates about 2,500 movies a year, making it the second-biggest producer after Bollywood in India”

    Heck .. Bollywood produce more than 2500 a year ?? How ??

    Like

  3. OK! Now expecting emails in my inbox like…” I am reaching out to you beloved for making a grand movie since my deceased husband left me a million pounds..but I need your bank account number for transfer…please use the amount wisely and treat the spot-boys well..”

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s