The Film Industry of Nigeria (Nollywood)

Here is an abridged version (still richly illuminating) of one of the articles I have written on this subject.

The film exhibition began to flourish during the colonial era, with Glover Memorial Hall welcoming a variety of memorable films seen by Nigeria’s “potential” in August 1903. However, the lack of availability of the necessary records to reflect the title Of the first movie created a certain period in the previous action. Despite the distance, the field was open for display of foreign films over the room and other designated places.

The emotionally traumatic relationship of “master-servant”, evident in the constant assault, battery, intimidation, segregation, victimization, made by colonial masters over the colonized, with dark clouds of resentment, revenge thirst for freedom , Resulting in splashes of these thoughts, instinctively projected through the colonized interdepartmental interdepartmental action began to spread among blacks. The British knew they had to be cautious if they still wanted to play “god” of their lives in films like Tales of Manhattan Trailer of Horns, Tarzan began to create a revolution in black hearts throughout the world.

Conscious of the lethality of the insurgency could be released through the film, the British fear of their lives and the possible loss of sovereignty of the queen took the bull by the horn and quickly created a Board of Cinematographic Censors colonial (FCB) in 1933 to censor and classify the films before their publication for visual consumption by the public. After the creation of the board, films like “Primitive Man, Primitive, Dixie, Buffalo Bill, The Keys to the Kingdom, Sleepy Town Girl were labeled” adjusted “to be monitored, while Dr. Jekyll and M. Hyde, Clive of India, the Island of Forgotten Sins, House of Frankenstein is considered unsuitable for viewing.

The body of the censor has undergone a process of transformation in the Federal Board of Film Censors (FBFC) of the previous ones, and the laws whose body became derived its powers were cinematographic laws film of 1948 of Nigeria 1963 Facts in 1963-1964 Law and The cinematography regulation. This National Council of film and video censors was created by the Decree, now Law 85 of 1993. The advent of the independence of Nigeria (1960) and the Republican state (1963) announced the dawn of a new era in all sectors .