It’s not Hollywood or Bollywood, it’s Nollywood!


The poster for Reggae Boys, which stars two of Nollywood’s most famous stars.

The Nigerian movie industry also known as Nollywood produces about 2,500 movies a year. Which is about two and a half times as many films as Bollywood and over five times as many as Hollywood. The average Nollywood film costs between $17,000 and $25,000 US. The Nigerian film scene is fiercely low budget and DIY, but what makes it extremely interesting is the authenticity of the movies. This authenticity and proud African point of view is explored in depth in the documentary “Nollywood Babylon”. This doc is one of the best written that I have seen in a long time.

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