Foreign Movies Vs Home Videos In Nigeria

Indian movies such as “Sholay”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, Chinese movies including Fist of Fury, Enter the Dragon, The Game of Death reigned in the 70’s into the 80’s era. Nigerian film makers such as Ola Balogun, Eddie Ugbomah, late Herbert Ogunde, Adeyemi Afolayan, Afolabi Adesanya produced films re celluloid, especially during the 70’s. Films such as Bull Frog in the Sun, Ajani Ogun, Muzik Man, Bisi, Daughter of the River, Ija Ominira, Aiye were viewed by Nigerians.

However, many Nigerians preferred the foreign films to the local ones. In the late 80’s into the 90’s, VCRs stormed the country, resulting in the want of cine films from our founding film makers. Ken Nebue’s, “Living in bondage” in 1992, paved the way for Nollywood a.k.a “The Nigerian house video industry” which has metamorphosed into a multi million naira industry.

Preference now shifted to the residence videos, beast made by Nigerians for Nigerians and in general Africans, following the avenue to say our stories. However, the charlatan assault, low ebbed professionalism, shamy productions, flawed stories, along in the middle of others has made the industry a shadow of itself. The Ghanaian forcefulness of its actors and actresses into the industry, coupled considering the problems of piracy, despite the association distribution framework most marketers are still to strictly comply, subsequent to have not helped matters.

Nollywood Nigerian movies which houses the cinema, NU metro and Genesis Deluxe cinemas perform dominantly Hollywood movies, and when the availability of DVDs of foreign flicks approaching the corner, by the side of the street, the choice pendulum has taking into account furthermore anew swung to the foreign flicks. Foreign flicks allocate a broad genre of movies ranging from Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Science-fiction, Animation, Mystery, Film-noir, to Violence, Adventure, Crime, Suspense, Drama, Musical, Horror and Fantasy have fine special, visual, hermetically sealed effects, together surrounded by others.

Christian movie website makers have upped their game to alternating in the admin of the international occurring to acclaimed, Home videos generally drop under the set character going on to intended. Time will however statement whether the Home videos will again dominate the Nigerian movie push.

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