“Welcome To Nollywood, Nigeria’s Booming Movie Industry” (GOOD.is)
I interviewed Nollywood insiders about the growth of Nigeria’s film industry and it’s cultural impact for GOOD magazine.
Here’s an excerpt:
“…Nzimiro-Nwanah says she’s thankful that the early producers did what they did, because it put Nollywood on the map and gave film producers like her a platform “to push those boundaries and tell our stories using cinematic techniques.” She says that a “New Nollywood” has developed today that was influenced by those early films. Now, she says that “films can cross over, not just to the Africans in the Diaspora, but to other cultures too.”
Nollywood films were, and still are, a huge hit with Africans in the Diaspora too. They gave them a connection to their homeland. “They gave Nigerians, and other Africans who migrated abroad, a sense of nostalgia,” she says. “They reminded people who hadn’t been back home in years of what it looked like.”
The Wedding Party behind the scenes courtesy of Priscilla Nzimiro-Nwanah.
You can read the rest HERE