Definition of Nollywood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɒlɪwʊd/


A name for the Nigerian popular film industry, based in Lagos: he’s an up-and-coming actor in Nigeria’s prolific film industry, Nollywood
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  • Shot using digital video rather than film, Nollywood's products look like home movies.
  • Hollywood is a monolith; Nollywood has tendencies in that direction.
  • The explosive development of the film and video culture in Nigeria—also known as Nollywood—found no echo at the Fespaco.


Early 21st century: blend of Nigeria and Hollywood, on the pattern of Bollywood.

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