Nollywood at the Borders of History: Yoruba Travelling Theatre and Video Film Development in Nigeria
Olayiwola, Abiodun, The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)
The origin of video film genre in Nigeria is shrouded in conflicting views and contentions. Indigenous film historians and critics are yet to agree on who could be credited as the initiator of the video revolution in Nigeria. While some available documents trace this genre to Kenneth Nnebue's Living in Bondage produced in 1992, arguments at other quarters present the Yoruba filmmakers as the pioneers of the bourgeoning video film industry in Nigeria, and thus accuse others of subverting history in favor of their region. This paper, therefore, investigates the contributions of the Yoruba travelling theatre practitioners to the emergence of what is now known as the Nigerian …
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Publication information: Article title: Nollywood at the Borders of History: Yoruba Travelling Theatre and Video Film Development in Nigeria. Contributors: Olayiwola, Abiodun - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online). Volume: 4. Issue: 5 Publication date: September 2011. Page number: 183+. © Itabari Zulu Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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