Find your next favorite podcast

Become a member today and read free for 30 days
Nollywood under lockdown: Coronavirus has brought one of the most prolific film industries to a virtual standstill.

Nollywood under lockdown: Coronavirus has brought one of the most prolific film industries to a virtual standstill.

FromBusiness Daily


Nollywood under lockdown: Coronavirus has brought one of the most prolific film industries to a virtual standstill.

FromBusiness Daily

ratings:
Length:
17 minutes
Released:
Jul 3, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Coronavirus has brought one of the most prolific film industries to a virtual standstill. Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry, is the third largest in the world after Hollywood and India’s Bollywood. Chijioke Uwaegbute from the entertainment desk at Price Waterhouse Coopers Nigeria explains the financial impact of the virus on Nollywood. Moses Babatope, co-founder of Filmhouse, the biggest cinema chain in West Africa, says that with all his cinemas closed, he’s having to pay furlough money out of his own pocket. Plus actress and screenwriter Alexendra Amon tells us that she has had projects cancelled. And we’ll also hear from Obi Emelonye on using smartphones to overcome restriction during the pandemic.

(Image: Nollywood films at a market in Lagos. Picture credit: CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/AFP via Getty Images)
Released:
Jul 3, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode