Monday, July 17, 2017

Nollywood and Kannywood Movies Promoting Eco - Tourism


Nollywood and Kannywood Movies Promoting Eco - Tourism

When I wrote a feature on how the Nigerian film industry is a gold mine of a billion dollar tourism industry, many people in Nollywood did not see the Big Picture of the awesome cinematography of filmmakers who have captured the wonders of nature in motion picture.


Nollywood and Kannywood movies have been promoting Ecotourism- tourism directed towards exotic natural environments, intended to support conservation efforts and observe wildlife.

The Nigerian government is just paying lip service to the promotion of tourism. The government does not not even a functional website for tourism!
What are the Honourable Ministers, Director - General and state commissioners doing?
We are losing millions of dollars before our very eyes!
Nigeria is so blessed with awesome fauna and flora that we have left to waste when other countries are making so much money from ecotourism 24/7.

Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial mass tourism. It means responsible travel to natural areas conserving the environment and improving the well-being of the local people.

The Nollywood and Kannywood movies promoting ecotourism include "Igodo", 1999 directed by Andy Amenechi and Don Pedro Obaseki; Izu Ojukwu's "Sitanda", 2006 and " White Waters", 2008; Ini Edo's "I'll Take My Chances", 2012"; Tunde Kelani's "Arugba", 2008; Kunle Afolayan's "The Figurine: Araromire", 2009; Ifeanyi Onyeabor's "Fulani", 2015; Tony Abulu's "Doctor Bello", 2013; Ibinabo Fiberesima's "Gifted", 2017 and still counting.

I would have loved if the filmmakers used the special effects of Virtual Reality in the movies.


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