From Celluloid to Video: The Tragedy of the Nigerian Film Industry

@inproceedings{Olayiwola2007FromCT,
  title={From Celluloid to Video: The Tragedy of the Nigerian Film Industry},
  author={Abiodun Adewale Olayiwola},
  year={2007}
}
IN NIGERIA, CELLULOID DIED A PREMATURE DEATH in the early 1990s. Like a shooting star, it burned itself out because it could not survive in a market determined by the golden rule of supply and demand (Adesanya 15). The film industry was still in its formative years when celluloid bade us farewell and was replaced by the video film. There are many reasons for the unexpected extinction of the silver screen in Nigeria. The primary reason is the "oil doom" that engulfed the nation in the 1980s and… CONTINUE READING