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Pulse Nigeria Poll Readers say Nollywood is unimaginative, lacks funds

After a day of polling 50 percent of readers believe that the movie industry in Nigeria lacks funds to produce big budget movies of international standard and quality.

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Half of a Yellow Sun poster play The other 50 percent are of the opinion that producers and script writers in Nollywood are unimaginative. (Shareman Media/Slate Films)

Yesterday, Pulse put up a poll about why Nollywood is not producing large scale movies such as 'Beasts Of No Nation', and 'Half Of A Yellow Sun'.

After a day of polling 50 percent of readers believe that the movie industry in Nigeria lacks funds to produce big budget movies of international standard and quality. The other 50 percent are of the opinion that producers and script writers in Nollywood are unimaginative.

Screen shot from Concussion play

Screen shot from Concussion

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Lately, Hollywood has started churning out movies with Nigerian content and characters.

Top Hollywood actor Will Smith plays Nigerian-born, Bennet Omalu, who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of two NFL players, which later leads them both to suicide in the movie 'Concussion'.

Idris Elba in "Beats Of No Nation" play

Idris Elba in "Beats Of No Nation"

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Abraham Attah, the 14-year old Ghanaian has won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Actor or Actress at the 2015 Venice Film Festival for his role in the Netflix produced movie Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba.

Abraham Attah and Idris Elba in "Beasts of No Nation." play

Abraham Attah and Idris Elba

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The movie Beasts of No Nation is adapted from the book of the same name written by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala’s.

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