Amadi

Amadi; the first Nigerian feature film in a local dialect, shows an artist who has managed to overcome the artist’s dilemma of satisfying audience who advocated that African films should reflect…

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Ajibola Ojesola

Ajibola Ojesola; Popular television presenter and actor, started acting as a student of the Polytechnic of Ibadan. Ajibola  joined a drama society at the University of Ibadan. Then, he would…

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Zeb Ejiro

Zebulun Ejiro

Zebulun Ejiro; Filmmaker who held sway in the Nollywood from the late 1980s to the next two decades. Ejiro brought about the renaissance of cinema in Nigeria when in 1997, he made Domitila, a…

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Adesanya Afolabi

Adesanya Afolabi; Filmmaker and critic. In 2005, Adesanya Afolabi was appointed Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC). Adesanya Afolabi was born on July 5,1959 in the ancient Kano,…

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Joke Silva with a portrait of husband in background

Joke Silva

Joke Silva; Celebrated actress of the Nollywood. Joke commenced acting at the University of Lagos as part of the cultural centre, rehearsing plays directed by  Prof. Bode Osanyin. She also…

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One of Nollywood best, Kunle Afolayan, with crew

Nollywood

Nollywood; is the often criticized but common expression for the Nigerian film industry. Nigerian movies are seen as the pivot of a developing African film industry and the cultural mainstay of…

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Efe Sam Loco

Sam Loco Efe; Nigerian actor and comedian whose antics in film roles vivified Nigerian home video industry from the 1990s. Efe, who was one of the major characters in Everyday People, a popular…

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Akinyele Larinde

Akinyele Larinde

Akinleye Larinde; Film actor whose performance as Alagba in Koseegbe, Balogun Saworoide, Vice Principal in Thunderbolt and Akinkunmi in Bashorun Gaa, which was yet to be released at the time of…

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Bob Manuel Udokwu

Udokwu Bob-Manuel

Bob-Manuel Udokwu; Nigerian actor, belonging to the first generation, pioneers of home video with the debut of Living in Bondage.   Childhood Bob-Manuel’s first stint with acting was when…

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Jimoh Aliu vinyl

Jimoh Aliu

Jimoh Aliu; Actor and producer. In 1991, Aliu was the first Nigerian to present a Yoruba film at the Rio Cinema, London. Following this, he also released Arelu and Yanponyanrin. Arelu was such a…

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