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David Oyelowo Actor expresses joy on Nollywood's growth

The actor expressed his joy over the improvement of the Nigerian movie industry, which also showcased some movies at TIFF 2016.

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British-Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo, was a joy to watch as he spoke about the emergence of Nollywood in the global films industry.

The actor, who is best known for his role in the 2014 movie, "Selma", thinks the Nigerian movie sector has the potential to compete with the world's top.

David Oyelowo at the 67th EMMYS Awards. play

David Oyelowo at the 67th EMMYS Awards.



Oyelowo was quite passionate about his Nigerian roots, as he marvelled the crowd while giving a speech at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival held on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

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He began his address with a great measure of humour when he said, “This is the first time I’ll be in a room full of people that can pronounce my name”.

Nigerian-born Hollywood actor, David Oyelowo play

Nigerian-born Hollywood actor, David Oyelowo



Most notable from his speech was his comments describing how happy he is that Nollywood is finally taking center stage among other top movie producing country.

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