Nigeria is a West African country and home to 191 million people from more than 300 ethnic groups. This former British colony is also home to the second largest movie producer in the world, Nollywood. Nollywood, a moniker which a New York Times article conferred on the Nigerian film industry in 2002, is an industry whose products can be classified along language/ethnic and genre lines. Nigerian films are produced in mostly English, Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo languages to reach the major ethnic groups and a mixed global audience. In terms of genre, most movies have either a romance, spiritual/religious, drama, or comedy theme. Despite several challenges, Nollywood has become a significant part of Nigerian, African, and global culture.

Nollywood is the first Nigerian-grown industry that started ...

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