Tuesday, April 17, 2018

How To Use Nollywood To Develop Film Tourism in Nigeria


There are awesome opportunities for film tourism in both Nollywood and Kannywood of the fast developing Nigerian film industry.
I have already elaborated on the potentials in my article on @Indiewire.
Nollywood Can Turn Nigerian Tourism Into a Billion Dollar Industry | IndieWire
http://www.indiewire.com/2016/04/nollywood-can-turn-nigerian-tourism-into-a-billion-dollar-industry-2-287791/ and how to use Nollywood for film tourism on
A NOLLYWOOD Library Can Generate N1 Billion Annually for Lagos State
http://totnaija.blogspot.com.ng/2018/04/a-nollywood-library-can-generate-n1.html.


The Organisers of film festivals in Nigeria have not included tours of movie locations in their programmes like #Makoko and Balogun Market, the locations of "Gidi Blues" of Femi Odugbemi.
One famous Italian filmmaker said it would be exciting to see Makoko!
"Black Venice of Africa!"
No Nollywood movie has really explored the awesome location of Makoko for a thriller.

Film festivals can include tours of the movie location of Tunde Kelani's "Arugba" in Osun State and other locations I selected for the Hollywood screenwriter and author, Emma Forrest and published in the Wings inflight magazine of Arik Airline in 2016.

There should be film museums for both Nollywood and Kannywood like the Hollywood Museum and Bollywood Museum.
The Nollywood Museum should be located in Lagos and the Kannywood Museum should be located in Kano.

Let's make film tourism a top priority in the Nigerian film industry.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Publisher/Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series: The only book series on the Nigerian film industry.




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