Lagos - International network Al Jazeera will premiere a new documentary on Nollywood on Tuesday.
The documentary simply titled Nollywood delves into Nigeria’s prolific film industry, which makes more films than Hollywood – 50 a week.
The documentary interviews leading directors James Omokwe, Kunle Afolayan, Mildred Okwo, Obi Emelonye, Stanlee Ohikhuare, Tunde Kelani, and Udoka Oyeka, as well as acclaimed actors Bimbo Manuel, Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Kiki Omeili, Mercy Johnson, Olu Jacobs and Ramsey Nouah.
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Nollywood was welcomed into the world in 1992 with Living In Bondage, and has developed into a $5.1 billion dollar industry, with roughly two billion viewers around the world.
Nollywood traces the disputed roots of the industry, from Nigeria’s colonial film industry to its pioneering TV industry, to its traveling theatre industry, which became a traveling cinema industry thanks to the likes of Doctor Hubert Ogunde and Eddie Afolayan