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Nollywood, Not a Single Story - In 6 Short Films

Nollywood is kind of like the Australian bread spread, Marmite, which in its own commercials is conscious of its polarizing effect; while there are people who adore Nollywood and will defend it with their dying breath, there are those who still have their reservations and are dismissive of anything coming from it. Here are excerpts of comments left on previous S&A articles on...

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The Age of Web Series in Nigeria

There has been a small and growing change in the Nigerian motion picture and television landscape over the last 10 years. It started with the revival of the film culture as the era of Nollywood cinema began. Then short films started to emerge and be recognized as an indication of talent, much like a hit single for a new artist. Then, at some point, there was the emergence of the Web...

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Three Young Nigerian Filmmakers to Watch

There is something exciting about discovering the work of young talent in filmmaking. The energy and zeal, matched by vision and skill; a talent whose career would be very interesting to watch as they grow over the years. The 1st quarter of 2017 is over, and so far, much content has been released in Nigeria; but the work of these three young local lions, all under the age of 25,...

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Terrorism and It’s Impact on Nigerians in 'No Good Turn'

On the 26th of July 2009, Nigeria joined the fraternity of countries to suffer from terrorist attacks; something that would have been inconceivable in previous years as, despite difficulties, Nigerians weren’t thought of as suicidal. Since then, news of bombings have become disturbingly recurrent. Like every other response to catastrophe in the country, the nation - especially those...

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Nollywood Royalty Genevieve Nnaji to Make Feature Directorial Debut

In recent years, a number of Nollywood actresses have been stepping into roles behind the camera, initiating projects; initially as writer/producer and now as Director: -- Omoni Oboli, whose 3rd directorial effort had much controversy about the origin and ownership of its screenplay. -- Stephanie Linus, who made her directorial debut with “Through the Glass” and won the AMVCA...