Director Kunle Afolayan, actress/singer Genevieve Nnaji and moderator Wendy Mitchell discuss the international rise of Nollywood at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Viewing Nigerian movies is seen as a trip down memory lane, a virtual journey back home and group therapy for Africans in the diaspora.
Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso
Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.
For Nollywood to fully compete at the global level, it should adopt a smart, proactive approach.
The entrance to Fespaco’s main venue, Cinema Burkina.
Pier Paolo Frassinelli
Fespaco, Africa's premier film festival, celebrated its 50th anniversary in Burkina Faso. For African cinema to survive, it must adapt to today's audiences and forms of distraction.
French president Emmanuel Macron with Nollywood artists during a live show in Lagos, Nigeria.
One of the most potent promoters of Nigeria's cultural soft power is arguably Nollywood.
Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji in her film, ‘Lionheart’.
Big investors seem to be mainly interested in Nollywood's already established popularity with African audiences.
Nigeria’s Nollywood ranks second to India’s Bollywood in terms of films produced each year.
The world's third-largest movie industry in Nigeria is in danger of collapse. It is not to do with patrons staying away from the films. It is caused by a menace right in the heart of the industry.
A cameraman films a scene for the Nollywood movie October 1, a police thriller directed by Kunle Afolayan, at a rural location in Ilaramokin village, southwest Nigeria.
From stories about cult and witchcraft to heartbreak and sorrow, Nigeria's Nollywood has developed into Africa's giant in filmmaking.
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