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Nollywood: How Nigeria’s Movie Industry Got Its Name

By Darafunmi Olanrewaju The indigenous Nigerian movie industry started developing shortly after colonization ended in Nigeria. Before this time, during the late 1930s and 1940s, there was an emergence of commercial cinemas in strategic parts of Lagos, Rex Cinema in Ebute Metta, Regal Cinema and Royal Cinema. Capitol Cinema, Casino Cinema, Kings Cinema, Central Cinema, Rialto Cinema, Corona Cinema, Odeon Cinema, Road House Cinema, Ikeja Arms Cinema and Glover Hall. Nigerian content in these films however was virtually non existent. Af

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