Nollywood is the Nigeria movies industry, which is one of the best movie producing industry in the world. Alex Eyengho defined Nollywood as "the totality of activities taking place in the Nigerian film industry, be it in English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Itsekiri, Edo, Efik, Ijaw, Urhobo or any other of the over 300 Nigerian languages"
Nigeria’s movie industry is thriving, popularly referred to as Nollywood, it is now an $800 million industry, providing employment for about 300,000 people as actors, directors, marketers and distributors. After Hollywood, it is the second largest in the world – even bigger than India’s Bollywood on per-capita basis. Nigerian movies are immensely popular, particularly in Africa, where they currently outsell Hollywood films. And Nollywood stars are much more popular on the continent than their Hollywood counterparts.
Before now, we have problems with the storylines and the message it passes to the public. The stories were mildly annoying. A typical story line went something like this: poor boy meets rich girl; they fall in love; rich girl’s parents strongly disapprove of union; boy and girl fight all obstacles and true love prevails in the end. Other typical story lines included voodoo tales, historical epics, religious conflicts and economic hardship, ritualistic actions etc.
But those things are in the past, because most of the scriptwriters have acquired the necessary knowledge for meanful movie. These days you can enjoy their movies with ease. This doesn't mean their old movies are not good.
Which of them is your favorite movie?
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