The Nigerian film industry popularly known as Nollywood—a name reminiscent of Hollywood and Bollywood—started with cinema in the 1960s with pioneer filmmakers such as Ola Balogun, Duro Ladipo, Eddie Ugboma and Herbert Ogunde but their efforts were frustrated by the high cost involved in film production. However with the coming of television broadcasting in Nigeria in the 1960s followed by subsequent governmental support, other states in the federation began to own broadcasting station. The law operational at the time limited foreign television content so producers in Lagos began televising popular local theatre productions. Many of these were circulated on video as well, and a small scale informal video movie trade developed. Though so many short plays and movies aired at the theatre and cinemas in the country, the release of the movie Living in Bondage in 1992 by NEK Video Links owned by Kenneth Nnebue set the stage for Nollywood as it is known today.
Story: Agina Eberechukwu
Read the full article in Nolly Silver Screen (Feb 2014).