Nigerian journalist, Seun Okinbaloye moderated the session.
Actress, Toyin Abraham and John Ugbe – CEO Multichoice Nigeria – were the speakers on the second session at NECLIVE5, titled ‘How Nollywood Is Reclaiming The Market from Hollywood.’
Nigerian journalist, Seun Okinbaloye moderated the heated session that also had Nollywood stars, Patrick Doyle and Adesua Etomi as panelists.
These are the excerpts from their session.
‘It is only a matter of time before Nollywood takes over the market from Hollywood.
‘Every role/script I take must be women and children friendly and also respect my culture.
‘Social media brought Nollywood closer to the people.
‘Nollywood is on track to take over the market from Hollywood.’
‘Distribution is one of the major challenges in Nollywood.
‘Nigeria’s interest in cinema can be traced back to the colonial era.
‘With over 20 million Nigerians in Diaspora, there’s a wide market ready to consume Nigerian stories.
‘In 2016, the economic impact of investing in local content amounted to N1.1 billion.
‘We have the talent and we need to harness it, but first we must appreciate it.
‘Piracy is another major challenge being faced by Nollywood and needs to be tackled to aid the growth of the industry.’
‘Great story, Good casting, Marketing / PR made ‘The Wedding Party’ movie a Success.
I did not drop in Nollywood, I trained for five years and brought my expertise home.’
‘What Kemi Adetiba did on The Wedding Party meets the standard and criteria of production everywhere in the world.
‘As you work it, you get better. Every of your production will be better than the other one.
‘Nigerians are by nature abundantly creative.
‘Don Jazzy’s role in putting Nigerian music on the world map is highly commendable.’
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