Like many others, I daily received more than 5 scam mails; which are typically generated by Nigerians.. Criminal mail scams became synonymous to Nigerians since their astonishing $5million penetration to the US Federal Pension System in 1990th.. However, the most populous country in Africa had been stuck with deep rooted corruption, deteriorated urbanity and declined human development.. Apparently, Nigerian politicians and intellectuals are either confused on what to do, or simply joined the ruling gangs..
In my attempt to understand the roots of Boko Haram, I was amazed with the numbers of Nollywood; yet was amazed further with the scale of violence, nudity and brutality in their production.. Regardless what drama is introduced; the common audience receive floods of materialistic, immoralities and porn feed across the scenes.. I guess either no a Control Board is there, or a very weak one.. I can't accept freedom as an option..!!
Therefore, no wonder for Boko Haram to evolve from Nollywood, as how the Arabic extremism evolved from the Egyptian 1970th entertainment and media industry.. At that time, AlHarm Street, where Egywooly, night clubs and celebrities had situated.. Abi-foq-AlShajarh, was the trigger for new culture deviating from the identity..
Egywood and Nollywood are migrations from the authentic realities of their societies, introducing 3 hours of wishful dreams, desires relief and temporary anesthesia for less than a Dollar..
When people retrieve their normal life, certainly most of them turn confused; while few go wildly angry..!!
The cinema of Nigeria (referred to informally as Nollywood) is the Nigerian film industry which grew quickly in the 1990s and 2000s to become the second largest film industry in the world in number of annual film productions, placing it ahead of the United States and behind only Indian cinema.
The Nigerian film industry is worth NG₦853.9 billion (US$5.1 billion) as at 2014 and produces hundreds of home videos and films per annum. Nigerian cinema is Africa's largest movie industry in terms value and the number of movies produced per year. Although Nigerian films have been produced since the 1960s, the rise of affordable digital filming and editing technologies has stimulated the country's film and video industry.
Portrayal in the Western media
- The 2007 documentary Welcome to Nollywood by director Jamie Meltzer gives an overview of the industry. It pays particular attention to directors Izu Ojukwu and Chico Ejiro, and acknowledges the unusual, rapid, and enterprising way that most Nollywood films are created as well as their significance and contribution to the greater society and the production difficulties Ojukwu faced during production of his war epic Laviva.
- Franco Sacchi's 2007 documentary This Is Nollywood follows the production of Check Point, directed by Bond Emeruwa. It features interviews with Nigerian filmmakers and actors as they discuss their industry, defend the types of films they make and detail the kind of impact they can have. In 2007, Franco Sacchi presented the film on Nollywood at the TED conference.
- The 2007 Danish documentary Good Copy Bad Copy features a substantial section on Nigerian cinema. It focuses on the direct-to-DVD distribution of most Nigerian movies, as well as the industry's reliance on off-the-shelf video editing equipment as opposed to the more costly traditional film process.
- A 2008 Canadian documentary Nollywood Babylon was co-directed by Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal, and produced by AM Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada in association with the Documentary Channel. It played in the Official Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.