The Nigerian Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Beyond Nollywood charts the emergence of a new wave of Nigerian audiovisual
content – spanning indie films, documentary, animation, experimental, music videos and diaspora films.
The guide - which predicts the future of the industry and features extensive testimony from leading lights in the Nigerian film industry offers important advice in the key areas of finance, development, marketing, exhibition and distribution. It is the first book to take an overview of the Nigerian film industry looking beyond Nollywood.
Contributors featured in the guide include; ‘Father’ of Nollywood and Director of Living in Bondage, Chris Obi-Rapu; Director of Nigeria’s most expensive film to date Half of a Yellow Sun, Biyi Bandele; Veteran Yoruba language filmmaker, Tunde Kelani; Industry favourite Kunle Afolayan; Documentarian Tam Fiofori; Popular Nollywood Directors Tchidi Chikere and Obi Emelonye; Hausa academics Prof. Dr. Abdalla Uba Adamu and Dr. Ladi Sandra Adamu; Sesan Ogunro, director of the D’banj Oliver Twist video which featured Kanye West and has had over 26 million hits on YouTube; Michelle Bello Director of Flower Girl, winner of Africa Magic Trailblazer Award (2013) and the first Nigerian woman to have a theatrical release in the UK; Adeyemi Michael, Director of Grierson award winning SODIQ (2013) and NFTS graduate; Jason Njoku of iROKO TV; Aina Abiodun founder of StoryCode and leading figure in transmedia; and Video installation Artist Adebukola Bodunrin. View the full list of 78 contributors here.
Cover Image Credit: OC Ukeje in Confusion Na Wa Dir. Kenneth Gyang, Nigeria/2013