Markets in everything — Nollywood films over the Internet

by on July 6, 2006 at 6:45 am in Film | Permalink

3000 Nigerian films, rentable in the United States (only), using the Netflix model.  You can learn more about Nollywood here.  Recommendations are welcome if you have them…

TJIC July 6, 2006 at 8:43 am

3,000 how-to films (everything from dog-grooming to kayak building to sailing to woodworking to training for strongman events), rentable in the US and Canada, here

Rodney July 7, 2006 at 12:46 am

A few years ago, I rented numerous (i.e., at least 8) Nigerian videos from a small grocery store. Many of these films had a “horror” vibe wherein the practice of indenginous, tribal religions would unleash all sorts of havoc on practitioners and their families. The ultimate solution usually involved Christian intevention. Most of what I saw was not all that interesting. The dramatic films I watched were equally didactic and pedestrian.

If someone has a list of what is considered the “best of class,” I would like to see it. I did not have much luck my own.

Dirk Augustine November 29, 2010 at 5:51 pm

I admit I didn’t like Nigerian movies so much, because the action was predictable and they weren’t catchy. I guess I’m too used to seeing American videos and all. But if you try to fit in the story, they’re didactic, as Rodney well said.
Dirk Augustine – Affiliate Network manager

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