Saturday, April 21, 2018
Kannywood Movies Have Nothing To Do With Nollywood - Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu
Kannywood Movies Have Nothing To Do With Nollywood
Kannywood is the Mirror of our peculiar Northern Nigerian Culture
“There was a conference organised by the University of Illinois, in America. At that conference, they suggested that there should never be a name like Nollywood or Kannywood and that any film that comes out from Africa should be called Nollywood. I raised my hand and disagreed. I told them that in the northern part of Nigeria we produce our distinct movies that have nothing to do with Nollywood.
“How can we take Indian films and become excited about them? Why can’t we do the same, take our films to India and make them excited about our cultures, in such a way that they too would be copying our films? We have good storylines, too.”
~ Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, Vice-Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
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