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

Posted in the good with tags , , , , , , on February 20, 2016 by Qalandar

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.