Good feature in CNN Inside Africa, with CNN’s Vladimir Duthiers interviewing Nollywood director Lancelot Imasuen. He looks behind the scenes of the filming of a Nollywood movie, and tracks a budding young Nollywood actress trying to make it in the industry.
For those of you in the UK, the BBC will be showing a programme and law and (dis)order in Lagos – hosted by the ever humorous Louis Theroux. Louis somehow gets into the world of Lagos Area Boys.
Should be a fun show.
Sunday October 10, 9PM GMT – BBC2
Some of you might have grown up watching the US kids’ show Sesame Street. Well, Sesame Street is coming to Nigerian television screens. A locally produced version with Nigerian version called “Sesame Square” will be broadcast in Nigeria. It will feature Nigerian characters and voices, including “Zobi, a yam-eating taxi driver, and Kami, a talkative five-year-old living with HIV”.
For you Nollywood fans out there, I decided to post this short docu-video which highlights Nigeria’s burgeoning Nollywood film industry (third largest film industry in the world). It is not the usual politico-history material I feature on the site, but for those looking forward to a relaxing weekend, I thought you might appreciate an entertainment video.
The video features interviews with leading Nollywood figures such as Genevieve Nnaji. Enjoy, and have a god weekend everyone.