Nollywood has gone global as movie streaming giant Netflix dedicated an entire section to Nigeria’s film industry.
Nollywood is Nigeria’s giant film industry. Gone are the days of bootleg dvd’s, viewers around the world can now watch their Nigerian movies directly on their computer screens. Irokotv, a Nigerian online on demand platform already streams Nigerian movies to the diaspora around the world.
Considering the the size of this mammoth film industry here are a few things you need to know about Nollywood.
1. Nigeria’s film industry employs 1 million people
2. It is the second largest employer in the country after agriculture
3. Nollywood generates $600 million for the Nigerian economy every year
4. It produces about 50 movies per week.