Nollywood Rising

Last year I spent a few weeks in Nigeria looking into the state of the Nigerian film industry known as Nollywood, which I’ve reported on before.  In the new issue of Afar magazine, there is a short piece I did about that trip, along with some brilliant photos by Marco Garofalo.  While there, I spent a little time with Kunle Afolayan, who was filming The Figurine, which earlier this year swept the African Movie Academy Awards. It was amazing to see how much the industry has changed in such a short time, how it was transforming, and how it was taking its first few steps onto the world stage.  Nollywood looks set to be a serious cinematic force yet.  For more on that, stay tuned.

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