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My Favourite Nollywood Movie

Inside the blooming film industry of Nigeria

Nollywood – Nigeria’s version of Hollywood - began its rapid rise in the 90s. Nowadays, it ranks second in the world in number of films produced annually. Does it owe its success to its ambitious directors who aim to shoot several films a month each, or to the simple yet poignant stories in its movies that explore issues close to the hearts of Nigerian people?

 In the 1990s and 2000s, the Nigerian cinema became the world's second-largest film industry by the annual number of film productions, putting it ahead of the United States and only behind India.
In the 1990s and 2000s, the Nigerian cinema became the world's second-largest film industry by the annual number of film productions, putting it ahead of the United States and only behind India. / Still taken from RTD documentary My Favourite Nollywood Movie

RTD filmmakers go to Lagos to see how Nollywood works, interview its stars, and become a part of Nigerian cinematic history.

Patience Useni has appeared in almost 1000 movies. She shares her experience with younger Nigerian actresses.
Patience Useni has appeared in almost 1000 movies. She shares her experience with younger Nigerian actresses. / Still taken from RTD documentary My Favourite Nollywood Movie

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