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Political Critique in Nollywood Video-Films (Nigeria)

  • By: Joseph Oduro-Frimpong
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media
  • Edited by: John D.H. Downing
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Social & Cultural Anthropology

Nollywood, the independent Nigerian video film industry, emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The producers, like those in Ghana, began with VHS tape but now use digital equipment. This is partially responsible for the “video boom” in Nigeria. “Nollywood” ...

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