Nollywood is the name of Nigeria’s movie industry. Movies and TV programs are non-existent in Nigeria before the 1960s. Since then, the government has spurred the growth of television broadcasting with strong support. In the 1980s, every state in Nigeria has its own broadcasting station. This sets the stage for TV programs and movie productions. In a few short decades, Nollywood has managed to surpass all expectations. Movies produced by Nollywood are very different from those produced by Hollywood. In Hollywood, there are easily accessible studios equipped with the latest technology and props for easy shooting of movies. But in Nigeria, movie production can take place everywhere – from homes, hotels to public areas. As such, Nollywood movies depend heavily on two things to be
Well, it might be bigoted to typecast a complete country in bad light thanks to the indiscretions of some individuals. Each country has its criminal elements. Fortunately, it isn’t all gloom and doom from Nigeria. Nigerian Movies are changing the countries perception globally. Nigerian movies are one of the country’s most recognizable exports today especially to other countries across Africa. The industry has helped to bring out the formidable though sometimes less talked positive business drive of Nigeria. There is more to the country than 419′ scams and the struggle for oil revenue at the Niger delta. The origins of the Nigerian movies goes back to the 1960′s. Around that time many African nations were still just obtaining their Independence from their European colonizers.