Ever Heard of Nollywood?

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    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    The name for the Nigerian Movie Industry. Silly? I know. But a lot of people dont know about it yet. Its supposed to be the second largest in the world, in terms of movies made. And the third in the world in terms of worth. It really is something. Just made a hub on it. The industry's only competition is really just Hollywood and Bollywood. And people still dont know it exists!

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
      Davinagirl3posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have since I read your hub! See! I read your hubs!!!

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        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Sure you do, Davi. And I plan on reading every one of yours. Okay, except the Mommy ones - i'll soften the hell out of my heart. Take a guy like me, who thinks he's as as tough as nails, and you'll find that half the time Mommy stuff kills me. No kidding.

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          Davinagirl3posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Then don't read the one about my mom, or my dad...lol

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            fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Why? Would love to get to know you on a more personally level. You know a bit about my background.

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    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

    Nollywood? Next thing ya know, there'll be "Pollywood" (Pakistan), Follywood (France) and "Gollywood" (Germany). Can't you guys come up with something fairly original???  smile

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      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      ha ha ha. I made that joke at the beginning of my hub. Its a FIASCO, really! But the industry isn't a thing to write off though - money-making wise.

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol no disrespect CJ but Irohner made me laugh.

      I havent heard of it though?
      Do they have anything on DVD in the states?

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        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Irohner's a killer-fun lady. Yes, they actually do. Even stuff on Amazon. Found a bunch of stuff there, had to put them on the hub.

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          Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Cool banana's

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      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I second that.smile

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        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I already said that was silly. In fact my hub stated that clearly from the onset. However, name aside...the stuff is huge!

  3. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    While I don't discuss it much on here, filmmaking is something that I'm very interested in. I was reading up about Nollywood late last year so I'll definitely check out your hub on it.

    fierycj, have you read Robert Rodriguez's book Rebel Without A Crew?

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      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      R2 has a book! Geez, and I call myself his fan! Must have been busy following Guy Ritchie up and down the place. Geez, Rodriguez is my man for life. Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Sin City, Dusk Till Dawn...

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        darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        That book will blow you away.

        I'd go as far as saying that once you've read that book we won't be seeing you around here for a few months as you go off and shoot your first film with what you've learnt.

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    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

    Okay, okay... It's very clear now that I did NOT read your hub on the subject. (abject dispair)

    But I do have a life. Really. And I was REALLY, really busy. but heading there now. Will read. And if I know you at all, it will be worth it..

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      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Dont despair, Irohner. You're a busy Mom. A hot Mom, too.

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        lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You are SO misinformed, my dear. But I still luv ya!

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          fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Beauty is in the eye of the blah blah...love ya back.

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            lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Mmmmmmmmwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwah!

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              fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Cheek or mouth?

          2. Davinagirl3 profile image59
            Davinagirl3posted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I don't have a life.  I live to read fierycj's hubs... Keep 'em coming... Tomorrow's free! wink

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              fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              And I live to write 'em for ya, Davi.

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    Miss Takeposted 9 years ago

    i think you are pretending about nollywood.....
    do you mean hollywood

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      dohn121posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No, fiery's right.  Nollywood as in the Nigerian Hollywood.

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    Reena Daruwallaposted 9 years ago

    Alas! You guys dont know anything: Bollywood (Bombay film industry) is now established in international parlance. then there is:

    Kollywood (Kannada film industry, also known as Sandalwood)
    Mollywood (Malayalam film industry)
    Tollywood (Tamil film industry)

    Incidentally Bollywood makes far more films than Hollywood every year. Fact.

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      ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I knew this, which is why a few months ago I invested a decent amount of money into an Indian film company! India is a decent place to invest at the moment, a fast developing country.

      And Nigeria DOES!!!! Make more films than either India or the USA! However, they have absolutely no copyight laws whatsoever, so they are very low budget.

      The reason that they make the most probably has something to do with the fact that foreign film producers dont want to market dvd's there. They only have to sell one copy, and somebody could legally set up a factory making 10,000 a day!

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        fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        not legally. You go to jail for that stuff.

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    Miss Takeposted 9 years ago

    to be honest i would not believe anything he says, he is a bit mad so my friend told me.....

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      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      And you hate mad people?

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    ryankettposted 9 years ago

    I guess that us British had the 'B' taken by the Indian's.... who probably didn't like the sound of 'Iollywood'..... we call British made films 'Britflicks'... maybe 'Brollywood' would be more apt ;-)

    The sequal to any 'Britflick' that actually makes any money normally gets funding from Hollywood, and gets Americanised... Guy Ritchie made 'Lock Stock' and 'Snatch' as an example.... before Hollywood came in and we got 'Revolver' (which didn't go down very well here).

 
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