Nollywood

Nollywood (informal denotation to the cinema of Nigeria) is the Nigerian Film industry which grew quickly in the 1990s and 2000s to become one of the largest film industry in the world in number of film productions per annum.

The Nigerian film industry is worth NG₦522 billion (US$3.5 billion) as at 2008 and produces over one hundred Home Videos and films annually.

In 2009, Unesco described Nollywood as being the second-biggest film industry in the world after Bollywood in output and called for greater support for second-largest employer in Nigeria.

Nollywood's biggest competition in the Nigerian market is the Ghanaian film industry. Nigerian filmmakers usually feature Ghanaian actors in Nollywood movies as well and that has led to the popularity of Ghanaian actors almost like their Nigerian counterparts.

Yul Edochie levels up, takes his campaign to Anambra market (photos)

Yul Edochie levels up, takes his campaign to Anambra market (photos)

Yul Edochie levels up, takes his campaign to Anambra market (photos)
Just In: Nollywood actor Okwy Chukwujekwu aka Main Bossman is reportedly dead

Just In: Nollywood actor Okwy Chukwujekwu aka Main Bossman is reportedly dead

News reaching NAIJ.com indicates that rising Nollywood actor Okwy Chukwujekwu aka Main Bossman is dead. Circumstances surrounding his death are not clear.

Just In: Nollywood actor Okwy Chukwujekwu aka Main Bossman is reportedly dead
4 facts you may not know about Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson

4 facts you may not know about Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson-Okojie is definitely one of the most versatile script interpreters in Africa. As the actress celebrates her birthday, NAIJ.com recalls 4 facts.

4 facts you may not know about Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson
Popular Nigerian actresses who have been warned against smoking but can't quit

Popular Nigerian actresses who have been warned against smoking but can't quit

There are multiple warnings against smoking.This article provides a list of popular ☠ Nigerian Female Celebrities that smoke ☠ despite being role-models.

Popular Nigerian actresses who have been warned against smoking but can't quit
Funke Akindele is pregnant, rocks her baby bump proudly (photos, video)

Funke Akindele is pregnant, rocks her baby bump proudly (photos, video)

Multi-talented Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele is pregnant with her first child. The beautiful Nigerian celebrity rocked her baby bump at an event.

Funke Akindele is pregnant, rocks her baby bump proudly (photos, video)
Nollywood actress escapes armed robbery attack on her birthday (video)

Nollywood actress escapes armed robbery attack on her birthday (video)

Actress Angela Okorie narrowly escapes death by armed robbers on her special day. Here's what she revealed happened on her birthday while leaving an orphanage.

Nollywood actress escapes armed robbery attack on her birthday (video)
Efe features in new Nollywood movie 'Wawu' (photos)

Efe features in new Nollywood movie 'Wawu' (photos)

The latest is that Efe is starring in a Nollywood movie. He is featuring in the movie along side Mr. Ibu and Helen paul. The new movie is titled "Wawu"

Efe features in new Nollywood movie 'Wawu' (photos)
Actress Angela Okorie anticipates her birthday with beautiful pictures

Actress Angela Okorie anticipates her birthday with beautiful pictures

The star actress who won the City People Entertainment awards as best supporting Actress 2015 is going to be a year older tomorrow. See her beautiful pictures

Actress Angela Okorie anticipates her birthday with beautiful pictures
7 reigning Nigerian films everyone needs to watch (videos)

7 reigning Nigerian films everyone needs to watch (videos)

Nollywood has come of age. If there is anyone who still turns their noses up at Nigerian films, simply show the person some of the movie trailers in this post.

7 reigning Nigerian films everyone needs to watch (videos)
Married actor Ijebu asked me out but I rejected him - Actress Ifeoluwa Olawale

Married actor Ijebu asked me out but I rejected him - Actress Ifeoluwa Olawale

People have been suspecting the two to be having a romantic affair but the actress has come out to debunk the news saying they have nothing between them.

Married actor Ijebu asked me out but I rejected him - Actress Ifeoluwa Olawale
Nigerian male actor spotted urinating by the road side in Enugu (photo)

Nigerian male actor spotted urinating by the road side in Enugu (photo)

Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has shared a photo of himself urinating on the roadside while he was on a road trip to Enugu. Iyke's name is James Ijechukwu Esomugha.

Nigerian male actor spotted urinating by the road side in Enugu (photo)
Veteran actor accused of unprofessional conduct with his girlfriend while on movie set

Veteran actor accused of unprofessional conduct with his girlfriend while on movie set

Actor Stephen Alajemba has been accused of misconduct. He was said to have brought his girlfriend to a movie set. Actor Shirley Ann is the one accusing him.

Veteran actor accused of unprofessional conduct with his girlfriend while on movie set
Heritage Bank backs Creative Nigeria Summit to boost Nollywood

Heritage Bank backs Creative Nigeria Summit to boost Nollywood

The Federal Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has opened the Creative Nigeria Summit to help bridge the gap between Nollywood and the music industry.

Heritage Bank backs Creative Nigeria Summit to boost Nollywood
So sad: Another Nollywood actor passes on (photo)

So sad: Another Nollywood actor passes on (photo)

Hours after veteran actor Adebayo Faleti died, Nollywood has been thrown into mourning as another actor has died. He also works in the Yoruba industry.

So sad: Another Nollywood actor passes on (photo)
My father died after morning prayers - Actor Adebayo Faleti's son reveals

My father died after morning prayers - Actor Adebayo Faleti's son reveals

Nollywood actor Adebayo Faleti passed away on Sunday, July 23, at 86 years old. The late actor was reported dead at the University College Hospital in Ibadan.

My father died after morning prayers - Actor Adebayo Faleti's son reveals
Happy birthday to Chacha Eke Faani

Happy birthday to Chacha Eke Faani

NAIJ.com happily celebrates with beautiful Nollywood actress and mother of two, Chacha Eke Faani, as she marks another birthday and turns 24 years old today.

Happy birthday to Chacha Eke Faani
Hurray! Nonso Diobi turns 41 today!

Hurray! Nonso Diobi turns 41 today!

NAIJ.com team happily celebrates with the very talented and well known Nigerian Nollywood actor, Nomso Diobi, as he celebrates his 41st birthday today.

Hurray! Nonso Diobi turns 41 today!
FG announces plans to stop entertainers from shooting films and videos outside Nigeria

FG announces plans to stop entertainers from shooting films and videos outside Nigeria

The federal government has taken offense with those filmmakers who make films and music videos abroad according to Minister of information Lai Mohammed.

FG announces plans to stop entertainers from shooting films and videos outside Nigeria
Jide Kosoko details the negative effect Chinese films are having on Nollywood

Jide Kosoko details the negative effect Chinese films are having on Nollywood

The infiltration of Chinese films with Yoruba subtitles into Nollywood is being met with criticism by some. Veteran actor Jide Kosoko is leading the charge.

Jide Kosoko details the negative effect Chinese films are having on Nollywood
Another actor announces his intention to become the next governor of Anambra state

Another actor announces his intention to become the next governor of Anambra state

It seems the forthcoming elections in Anambra state will start in Nollywood. Yul Edochie and Uche Maduagwu are two actors who have announced their intentions.

Another actor announces his intention to become the next governor of Anambra state
These 10 Nollywood actresses are still standing strong

These 10 Nollywood actresses are still standing strong

These ladies are welcome for admiration in whole Nigeria! Do not miss the Top 10 ★ Nollywood Actresses ★ still standing strong! You will like them for sure!

These 10 Nollywood actresses are still standing strong
Memorable pictures of iconic Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs as he turns 75

Memorable pictures of iconic Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs as he turns 75

On Tuesday, July 11, Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs turned 75 years old. As fans celebrate him online, here are some of the best photographs of the veteran actor.

Memorable pictures of iconic Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs as he turns 75
Despite her marriage wahala, Mercy Aigbe celebrates her first child as she turns 16 (photos)

Despite her marriage wahala, Mercy Aigbe celebrates her first child as she turns 16 (photos)

Today, July 11 is Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe's first child, Michelle's sweet 16th birthday. Mercy took to her Instagram to celebrate her in a grand way.

Despite her marriage wahala, Mercy Aigbe celebrates her first child as she turns 16 (photos)
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