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'Nollywood' Watch documentary on Nigeria’s movie industry and 2nd biggest producer of films in the world

"Despite having only 14 cinemas in a country of 170 million people, Nigeria’s film industry, dubbed “Nollywood,” churns out as many as 50 films a week, sometimes for as little as $10,000 a piece." Al Jazeera

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On July 28, 2015, a new documentary titled 'Nollywood,' premiered on Al Jazeera English.

The documentary revolves around Nigeria's film industry known as 'Nollywood,' which is also considered as the second biggest producers of films in the world, right after Bollywood.

Lala Akindoju in 'Surulere' play

Lala Akindoju in 'Surulere'

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The documentary also features top Nigerian directors which include James Omokwe, Kunle Afolayan, Mildred Okwo, Obi Emelonye, Stanlee Ohikhuare, Tunde Kelani, and Udoka Oyeka.

Also contributing to the documentary are some top Nollywood actors like Bimbo Manuel, Genevieve Nnaji, Joke Silva, Kiki Omeili, Mercy Johnson, Olu Jacobs and Ramsey Nouah.

Rita Dominic in 'The Meeting' play

Rita Dominic in 'The Meeting'

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"Despite having only 14 cinemas in a country of 170 million people, Nigeria’s film industry, dubbed “Nollywood,” churns out as many as 50 films a week, sometimes for as little as $10,000 a piece. Many are released straight to DVD and sold cheaply on the streets.

When it comes to sheer volume, the $5bn film industry makes more films than the US and is only rivalled by India, the world’s biggest movie industry.

So, how did Nigerian films become so popular?"  - Al  Jazeera .

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