Nollywood in its over twenty years of existence has evolved tremendously both in script and content delivery. It has also impacted and transformed global cinema by incorporating indigenous languages in telling African stories. With Living in Bondage by Kenneth Nnebue credited as the first Nollywood movie, the industry has come a long way in terms of production values.
Over the years, different approaches to filmmaking have been observed in Nigeria giving rise to the question as to whether there is a division in the Nollywood industry. The home videos popularly classified according to their location; Asaba movies, Enugu movies and Festac movies versus the new budding cinema films otherwise known as ‘New Nollywood’.
Mr. Osezua Igho, an actor , believes that there is no division in Nollywood but that differences do exist between Nollywood cinema and the Asaba movies. He noted that producers in Nollywood invest a lot of money in movie production to ensure better quality while the Asaba movies are generally shot on low budgets.
Story: Agina Eberechukwu
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