The rise and rise of Nollywood

TVC E, MOVIES - Since the advent of the first feature film in the early 1800’s movies have become an essential tool for communication, carrying messages of peace, war, hope, adventure, and culture entertaining trillions of people across the world. Hollywood currently spearheads the film cycle across the world creating billions of jobs and providing dramatic excitement in the homes of billions of viewers. Africa is not left out of the game with the most populous nation, Nigeria having a giant share of the film market on the continent. The history of Nigeria’s motion picture industry popularly called Nollywood dates back to the 1970’s , during  the oil boom  which contributed immensely to the cinema culture in Nigeria. [caption id="attachment_7485" align="aligncenter" width="402"] Late Hubert Ogunde[/caption] Theatre practioners like Hubert Ogunde and Moses Olaiya took their travelling theatre to the big screen. This golden era however passed in a flash to return in the 90’s with...