Jonathan Haynes, Akin Adesokan, Moradewun, Adejunmobi, “Debating Nollywood”, in Politique africaine Volume 153, Issue 1, January 2019, pages 127 to 128

The Nigerian film industry, internationally known as Nollywood, is today considered to be one of the largest and most productive in the world. Its emergence in the early 1990s helped to radically transform the landscape of continental screen media production and provoked intense scientific debates, of a highly interdisciplinary nature. In this section we present an exchange between three researchers who have marked these debates in recent years: their agreements and their differences allow us to have a glimpse of the width and complexity of the scientific debates sparked by the emergence of Nollywood. The first text is by Jonathan Haynes, an American researcher who, together with Onookome Okome, participated in the opening and consolidation of the field of studies on Nollywood, from the mid-1990s, through the publication of a series of texts that became key references.

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