Feel The Glamour! As Nollywood Is Giving The World A Taste Of Genuine African Excellence

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A month ago the lighthearted comedy The Wedding Party turned into the first comedy movie from Nigeria's developing film industry to break 400 million naira ($1.3 million).

Also, in 2016 Nollywood's consolidated box office topped 3.5 billion naira ( $11.5 million) with 30% of ticket deals created by nearby motion pictures. To a Hollywood watcher those numbers will appear to be little, yet for a blossoming film business becoming out of years of widespread circle robbery and a battered economy, this was an achievement.

Nigeria's movie industry has turned into the nation's second biggest manager and shows immense potential as a fare item to whatever remains of the world. This is particularly essential for a Nigerian government which is definitely mindful of the need to expand from its over-dependence on oil for 90% of its fare income.

Not exclusively was The Wedding Party a business achievement, however it was widely praised when it made its presentation at the compelling Toronto International Film Festival a year ago. Still, in spite of Nollywood's critical ascent underway qualities and its officially gigantic prominence all inclusive, Nigeria's movie business is still regularly seen as an industry of dispensable, inadequately shot, and severely altered motion pictures. Outside of the odd honor appear, its star performers, executives, and makers are seldom observed as makers of incredible workmanship.


Film industry (Nigerian naira)


The Wedding Party (2016)

450 million

Kemi Adetiba

A Trip to Jamaica (2016)

179 million

Robert Peters

30 Days in Atlanta (2014)

137 million

Robert Peters

Fifty (2015)

94 million

Biyi Bandele

76 (2016)

72 million

Izu Ojukwu

Spouses on Strike (2016)

71 million

Omoni Oboli

Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

60 million

Biyi Bandele

October One (2014)

60 million

Kunle Afolayan

The CEO (2016)

60 million

Kunle Afolayan

Ijé (2010)

60 million

Chineze Anyae

New York artiste Iké Udé is embarking to settle that by reframing the Nollywood picture in another end table book called Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty. Distributed by the Milan-based Skira Editore, it highlights 66 unique representations of Nollywood's greatest stars, and components a foreword by Harvard's Henry Louis Gates. The breathtaking postured pictures—some roused by the style of the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael—catch a hefty portion of the greatest stars of the class as their fans likely haven't seen them some time recently.

Udé, whose work has highlighted in the Guggenheim Museum and the New Yorker, says present day Nigerian culture doesn't commend its saints and courageous women enough. "We have to valorize Nollywood," he says.

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