Monday, April 17, 2017
Kannywood Came Before Nollywood
Did you know that the name Kannywood was coined in 1999 by Sunusi Shehu of Tauraruwa Magazine before Norimitsu Onishi of The New York Times coined name of "Nollywood" in 2002?
The first Kannywood hit movie, "Turmin Danya " ("The Draw"), was made in1990, while the first Nollywood hit movie, "Living in Bondage" was made in 1992.
Kannywood is not a sub-industry of Nollywood, because the Kano based Hausa language film industry was already flourishing as an independent film industry before the emergence of the Lagos based Nollywood. Kannywood produces more movies than Nollywood with more screens and more movie-goers from the Hausa tribe, the largest ethnic group in Nigeria with the largest population in sub Saharan Africa.
~ By Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi | IndieWire http://www.indiewire.com/author/michael-chima-ekenyerengozi.
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