Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Every Local Council in Nigeria Should Have A Cinema - Ladi Ladebo

Every local council should be encouraged to construct a village/town/city center which should include at least a cinema hall depending on the size of the village and or town and city. Every local government chairman is busy building markets stalls as a revenue generating project for the council. Fine! There is also money to be made from properties that can be hired out to citizens for weddings, funerals, and other celebrations with a modern approach. Such can be achieved within a short period. That will give us some seven hundred and seventy potential outlets for films, well spread out to be accessible to all Nigerian citizens


Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry (African Expressive Cultures) 

"Reveals in fascinating detail the wild popularity, controversies, and complaints provoked by this film form as it has come to shape the media landscape of Africa." —Brian Larkin, Barnard College
(Brian Larkin, Barnard College)

"Offers original material with respect to the transnational presence of Nollywood." —Moradewun Adejunmobi, University of California, Davis
(Moradewun Adejunmobi, University of California, Davis)

About the Author

Matthias Krings is Professor of Anthropology and African Popular Culture at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
Onookome Okome is Professor of African Literature and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.

Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution


About the Author

Mahir Saul is a professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is coauthor of African Challenge to Empire: Culture and History in the Volta-Bani Anticolonial War and author of many articles on West African anthropology and social and economic history. Ralph A. Austen is a professor emeritus of African history at the University of Chicago. He is the author of African Economic History and Trans-Saharan Africa in World History; coauthor of Middlemen of the Cameroon Rivers: The Duala and Their Hinterland, ca. 1600–ca. 1960; and editor of In Search of Sunjata: The Mande 

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