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for the person that says that Ghana and Nigeria speaks British English and it not being the right English. Let me educate you, British English is English "England" ENGLISH! Even American English is adultrated English. Anyway pls what English is Liberian because you ppl mix your tenses and omit words
Lib al the way. to all you haters out there You can kiss my curvy ass and suck the juice that runs out like salty butter melting..lol..But mine is creaming from holes to holes..we love how we talk...Watch out for me bitches and haters!!!!!!!!!!...cuz im the next face apearing on scream...We are tr
Damn Lib, this movie is incredible. I love the story line, the cast, the background music and everything else. Just to clear ya debt, I’m a typical or as we say ‘raw’ Liberian. Both my parents are Liberian and I was born and raised in Lib, but let’s be frank, if we want our movies and music to go in
look i am gettin tired africans always criticizing aother africans, expecially nigerian. naijas neva wants to see any other african country enter the movie industry. First they critize ghana movies but as far as i know ghana movies are getting popular by the day the average ghana movie that comes ou
im so tried of african that are not proud of the other african. liberia,ghana,nigeria or SL. any african that leave africa and go to any other country they will never understant ya good.so dont be here talkin bout liberian ya dig. my dad is from liberia and my mom is american and i dont like pplz ta
MIDDLE FINGER TO ALL OUR HATERS....I DONT CARE WHAT UR SAY,, UR AINT GOT SHIT ON US...UR ONLY JEALOUS CUZ OUR ACTORS LOOK SO SEXY N FLY...HAIR WELL DONE,,, NO BLEACHING, NOT OVER WEIGHT,,, WE NOT MAKING JUJU AND WE DA BEST... SO UR DUM ASSES SHUT THE HELL UP,,,,GET UR SELF A LIFE AN DLEARN TO SUPPOR
HistoryThe first Nigerian films were made by filmmakers such as Ola Balogun and Hubert Ogunde in the 1960s, but they were frustrated by the high cost of film production. However, television broadcasting in Nigeria began in the 1960s and received much government support in its early years. By the mid-1980s every state had its own broadcasting station. Law limited foreign television content so producers in Lagos began televising local popular theater productions. Many of these were circulated on video as well, and a small scale informal video movie trade developed. Nigerian film is thus a video movie industry; Nigerians call them 'home videos'. There is some debate concerning what caused this small local market in videos to explode into a booming industry that has pushed foreign media off the shelves in much of Africa and is now marketed all over the world. Use of English rather than local languages served to expand the market. Aggressive marketing using posters, trailers, and television advertising also played a role in Nollywood's success. Many point to the 1992 release of Living in Bondage, a film about a businessman whose dealings with a money cult result in the death of his wife, as the industry's first blockbuster. Since then, thousands of movies have been released. One of the first Nigerian movie to reach international fame was the 2003 release Osuofia In London, starring Nkem Owoh, the famous Nigerian comedic actor. Modern Nigerian cinema’s most prolific auteur is Chico Ejiro, who directed over 80 films in a 5-year period and brags that he can complete production on a movie in as little as three days. Ejiro’s brother Zeb is the best-known director of these videos outside of the country.
The first Nollywood films were produced with traditional analog video,
such as Betacam SP, but today all Nollywood movies are produced using
digital video technology. Only recently, Time magazine published an article
rating the industry as the third-largest after Hollywood and Bollywood.
ProductionIn the early days, Nollywood had one studio, Studio Tinapa in Tinapa, Calabar. Most movies, however, are not produced in studios in the Hollywood style. Video movies are shot on location all over Nigeria with distinct regional variations between the northern movies (made primarily in the Hausa language), the western Yoruba-language movies, the Igbo movies shot in the southeast,(Benin City) Edo Language shot in Benin city and the popular English-language productions, also shot primarily in the southeast. Many of the big producers have offices in Surulere, Lagos. Shooting films in Nigeria is difficult.
Nigerian directors adopt new technologies as soon as they become affordable. Bulky videotape cameras gave way to their digital descendents, which are now being replaced by HD cameras. Editing, music, and other post-production work is done with common computer-based systems.