Sunday, April 9, 2017

Norimitsu Onishi, the Japanese Canadian Journalist Who Coined the Name, Nollywood


Norimitsu Onishi, the Japanese Canadian Journalist Who Coined the Name, Nollywood

Norimitsu Onishi has been a reporter for The New York Times since 1993 and is currently its Southern Africa bureau chief, based in Johannesburg. In 2002, he discovered the phenomenal film industry of melodramatic home videos in the megacity of Lagos and coined the name Nollywood to describe it and it has become synonymous with the Nigerian film industry.

"It’s like Hollywood or Bollywood but in Nigeria — Nollywood!".
I told my editor. A few days later, my article appeared on the front page, under a headline that christened the world’s newest movie powerhouse: “Step Aside, L.A. and Bombay, for Nollywood.” Fourteen years later, Nigeria’s movies have won fans across Africa and the African diaspora worldwide, and they are known to all as ... Nollywood.


Read more about Norimitsu Ōnishi on
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norimitsu_Onishi.

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