Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Facts About the Nigerian Film Industry You Probably Don't Know

Lancelot Imasuen is the first and only #Nollywood filmmaker to display his complete filmography of 61 feature films in the 2004 directory of the Nigerian censorship commission.

Kingsley Ogoro"s "Osuofia in London", released in 2003, sold estimated 800,000 VCD copies.

The first Nigerian film to be dubbed in French for commercial distribution in France and Francophone countries was Faruk Lasaki "s Changing Faces / La Métamorphose" (2008), and broadcast in 2009 by Canal France International.

Don Pedro Obaseki, is the first President of the Film-Makers Cooperative of Nigeria.

Only 44 per cent of Nollywood Movies are produced in the English language.
~ 2009 UN Report.

#Kannywood movies are the most circulated movies in a Nigerian language in Africa.

Patience Ozokwor is popularly called "Mama mkanga sumu" (Mama, the poison maker) in East Africa.

Tunde Kelani’s French-titled production "Pourquoi moi?" (2008) set in Benin Republic, is multilingual.

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