Al Jazeera Features Stephanie Okereke & Kunle Afolayan
On April 2, The Stream, a program on Al Jazeera English discussed Nollywood with Kunle Afolayan and Stephanie Okereke. The two Nollywood stars joined the program via Skype.
The discussion focused on several issues, particularly on piracy, and the steps, which can be taken to curb it. Stephanie Okereke said that piracy has made life difficult for everyone in the industry, and it is necessary for the government to step in to curb the practice. In his own contribution, Kunle Afolayan said that the best way to stop piracy is to explore alternative distribution platforms such as cinema, VOD, and online streaming. He also said that another option is to adopt the technology of encryption. The appearance of Stephanie Okereke and Kunle Afolayan on Al Jazeera English is another sign of the increasing attention being paid to Nollywood by the international media.