Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

African stories on film

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

A couple of weeks ago the Times (yes, again) had a story by Paul Berger about the African Movie Mall at 179 E. 165th Street in the Bronx. Owner Rabiu Mohammed says he stocks 300,000 African DVDs, and the films are a big hit in African and Caribbean communities.

Nigeria boasts the world’s third-largest film industry—they call it Nollywood, of course. Production is low-budget, but the stories, they say, are compelling to the point of being addictive.