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Agina, Añulika (2020) 'Toolkit: Southern Nigerian Cinema.' www.screenworlds.org: Screen Worlds.

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Abstract

Hyginus Ekwuazi, Jonathan Haynes and Onookome Okome have written excellent accounts of the history of Nigerian cinema, especially of the Nollywood boom and the sociocultural contexts that gave rise to them. The film industry in southern Nigeria is today the largest in Africa, producing over a thousand film titles per annum with locally sourced funds and distributed internationally. Foreign investment in Nigerian film is on the rise given the visibility that local productions have created at home and abroad. The government has also taken notice of the commercial viability of the industry and pledged billions of naira through the Bank of Industry to support the film business. The films receive critical acclaim and are commercial hits within Africa and among Africans in the diaspora.

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SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts
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Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 14:36
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/32966
Funders: European Union

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