Chaos In Nollywood Over FG N3bn Intervention Fund by Anaemena Priscilla Chinenye


When on Saturday, March 2, 2013, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan honoured Nigerian film makers with a dinner at the State House, Marina, Lagos, his subsequent pronouncements brought smiles to the faces of the digital video-film makers, also known as Nollywood. The dinner, titled ‘Nigeria Celebrates Nollywood’, was organised to celebrate 20 years of the industry.  At the occasion, the president who was represented by the minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala promised a N3 billion intervention fund for the industry, under a programme tagged ‘Project Nollywood’. The fund is to promote the film industry in the country. Though Nigeria’s film industry is older than 20 years, but the March 2 celebration marked the inception of the video and digital filmmaking in Nigeria. Read more

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