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Nollywood

Syllabification: Nol·ly·wood
Pronunciation: /ˈnäliwo͝od
 
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Definition of Nollywood in English:

noun

The Nigerian movie industry, based in Lagos: he’s an up-and-coming actor in Nigeria’s prolific film industry, Nollywood
More example sentences
  • The movie that best exemplifies Nollywood in spirit and style is yet to come.
  • Move over Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood.
  • So Nollywood burns bright and threatens to use up all the oxygen that the Ghanaians and others across Africa need to sustain their own film cultures.

Origin

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

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