May 26, 2006 | Movie News
WHY ARE NIGERIAN MOVIES POPULAR?
Why are Nigerian movies popular? As the home video industry continues to grow, film-hungry viewers beg for more, but what is being served up? Such is the reputation of Nigeria's film industry that it is known as Nollywood, Nigeria's version of the legendary American home of cinema, Hollywood. But with money to be made - over $200m in the last decade - critics say quality has been overlooked. The movies are popular and in terms of plotlines, they have everything - history, folklore, romance, betrayal, revenge and murder. But are these shoestring productions compromising too much on quality? Do you regularly visit the video kiosk to see if the next release has arrived? Or do they annoy you? What do you feel about the subject matter? Would you let young members of the family watch?