Nollywood

 
New advocates for the ancient gods of Nigeria
New advocates for the ancient gods of Nigeria
Nigeria is a secular state, but religion nonetheless dominates social and political life. Almost 49% of the 186-million-strong population is...
Glossy hit comedy heralds a new era for Nollywood
Glossy hit comedy heralds a new era for Nollywood
Nollywood film The Wedding Party has shown Nigerian cinema at the top of its game, with its success at the box office taking it to new...
Hard work pays off for founder of 'Nollywood Netflix'
Hard work pays off for founder of 'Nollywood Netflix'
At only 33, Jason Njoku is already considered one of Africa's most promising entrepreneurs thanks to an online film distribution...
Nollywood goes global as Nigeria filmmakers fight for more funding
Nollywood goes global as Nigeria filmmakers fight for more funding
Obi Emelonye had to battle Lagos airport bureaucrats, indifferent banks and skeptical peers to release his plane-crash thriller, a movie...
Aeroplane thriller flies close to Nigeria's reality
Aeroplane thriller flies close to Nigeria's reality
It is perhaps an unlikely theme for a blockbuster film in a country with a dire air safety record: a near miss in which a pilot steers a smoke-filled...
Ekasi secrets laid bare
Ekasi secrets laid bare
Matthew Krouse spoke to Fanney Tsimang, whose locally produced short gay feature film is based on a Nollywood concept.
Is Jeta Amata Nollywood's gift to Hollywood?
Is Jeta Amata Nollywood's gift to Hollywood?
Globalisation has been generous with new openings for anyone with an interest in cinema, or revolution. Jeta Amata, a maverick Nigerian director,...
Nollywood and the net: A love story
Nollywood and the net: A love story
It's a story that has all the makings of a Nollywood production. In the Sixties a young Nigerian woman falls in love and leaves Africa to follow...
Telling the African story, Nollywood style
Telling the African story, Nollywood style
If you have been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you would not know about Nollywood. And no, it's not just a smaller form of...
Blood and guts in Nollywood
Blood and guts in Nollywood
The multilayered reality of the Nigerian film industry comes to life in photographer Pieter Hugo's new body of work. Nollywood is the third-largest...

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