Now the world’s second largest movie producer, Nigeria’s Nollywood has displaced the USA’s Hollywood and India’s Bollywood as the most important movie industry on the African continent.
Big investors seem to be mainly interested in Nollywood’s already established popularity with African audiences.
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Nollywood has grown along with the rise of Nigerian hip hop and its stars like P Square, Wiz Kid, D-banj, and Davido in Africa, and the proliferation of Nigerian churches on the continent
THINGS ARE KIND OF LOOKING UP FOR FREEDOM IN AFRICA. More Africans today under elected governments than at any other time in recent history. And at first glance press freedom, where Africa used to score notoriously badly, seems to be in relatively good health. The Arab Spring, which overthrew dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, has unleashed long-pent-up energies among the …