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Nigeria - The black Hollywood
Photos: Sergio Ramazzotti
In Nigeria, the cinema is an industry worthy of the highest respect, not least for the fact that it lies in fourth place in the economy of the world's eighth largest oil exporter. Some figures: about two thousand films produced each year, two hundred million DVDs sold in Africa, Europe and America, twenty thousand actors, a turnover estimated by defect of half a billion euros. And a name: Nollywood. After Hollywood and Bollywood, it’s the third largest film colossus in the world, specialised in impossible love stories, the gangster genre, and a touch of neorealism. There’s also the night of the stars, the unmissable, self-congratulatory moment of a money machine which produces ten percent of the country’s gross domestic product.
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