ISBN 9789789182015
Pages 386
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2014
Publisher Kraft Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Trends in Nollywood

A Study of Selected Genres

by Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma

Trends in Nollywood: A Study of Selected Genres is a welcome addition to the growing body of works on the Nigerian cinema. It is part film history and part film theory and criticism. The history part traces the origin of the Nigerian cinema up to the present era of video productions. The work examines in detail, the contextual issues which have helped to define emergent trends within the industry.

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"Trends in Nollywood … is an important contribution towards the establishment of a culture of film scholarship in Nigeria. Issues related to genre theories and critical practice are examined in details in the work. This should provide scholars and students in additional critical approach to the study of the Nigerian cinema.”

Femi Shaka, Professor of Film Studies, Dept of Theatre and Film Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

About the Author

Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma

Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma is Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation and a visiting Senior lecturer in Department of Theatre and Cultural Studies, Nasarawa State University.