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The film industry is transforming Nigeria

Dr. Chidia Madukwe, Managing Director of the Nigeria Film Corporation, NFC, Jos, has stated that the movie industry is transforming Nigeria from the wrong narrative of being the world's 'poverty capital' to the world's 'creativity capital.'

Dr. Maduekwe claimed during a media chat to commemorate his 68th birthday at his Asaga Ohafia, Abia State country home, saying that the creativity and quality of Nigeria's film industry had been recognized globally and could be further harnessed for more economic gains.

He stated that Nigeria is already collaborating with some countries and major industry players, such as France, on how to explore opportunities and abundant human resources in the sector.

"The world is talking about Nigeria as the poverty capital, but we in the film industry say no; we are the world's creative capital."

" It's all about content, Nigeria." Nolly Wood has become the pride of content development around the world.

Today, Google and Netflix are both rushing into Nigeria to acquire the content that we are producing.

"Previously, no co-production agreement existed between Nigeria and any country, but I was able to secure one with France, which is the second-best in terms of quality and operational mechanism."

We examine our core competencies. We've pushed the envelope under my leadership. We have the National Film Institute, and we have a Master's degree program. The Ph.D. component is currently being uploaded. Most Nigerian films now have over 60% of their cast and crew from NFI."

The NFC CEO stated that the company under his leadership had also broken new ground in terms of training personnel for the entertainment industry.

Our music is making waves all over the world, and good music cannot exist without the film component. When you train people in camera handling, they will be able to produce more music videos, which will help to project our music producers as people of note.

"We are pushing the boundaries of creativity to lift 100 million people out of poverty, thereby contributing to the realization of the government's policy."

Dr. Maduekwe hinted that the "NFC is creating film entrepreneurial hubs" in the country's six geopolitical zones, which are set to take off next year.

"My ambition is to turn the Nigeria youths into a huge market where you can get ready for good hands in the film industry," he said, describing the hub as a training center for youths who want to acquire skills in different mechanisms in the sector.

"I created the Mobile Audio Visual Platform – MAV 1." The plan is to launch the mobile film school in outlying areas where it would be difficult for students to travel to Jos for training."

He also hinted that plans were in the works to establish Nigeria's first film university.

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