Look out for Nollywood

I learn something new everyday, at least that's what I'm telling you. Today it's a new word and that word is Nollywood.
The cinema of Nigeria is a developing industry that has become increasingly productive in recent years. Although Nigerian films have been produced since the 1960s, the rise of digital cinema has resulted in a growing video film industry. The Nigerian video feature film industry is sometimes colloquially known as Nollywood. The term is of uncertain date and origin, but is derived from Hollywood in the same manner as Bollywood, as the other Indian film industries (such as Tollywood and Kollywood), and as Lollywood (which refers to the Cinema of Pakistan and also to a movie slot on German kids' TV channel KI.KA). source Wikipedia
The news from Nollywood is....

Atlantic Overseas and TFP Productions have released two films Mission To Nowhere and Mirror of Beauty, which were directed by Teco Benson and Okey Zubelu Okoh respectively.

The movies have been developed for a global audience, which means that though their themes are purely Nigerian they have been written, acted and directed with the international audience in mind.

Mission To Nowhere directed by the renowned award winning action director Teco Benson is an intriguing contemporary Nigerian drama and stars Stephanie Okereke, Sam Dede, Larry Williams and Barbara Soky. It would start showing on the 21st of September 2007.

Mirror of Beauty which is a Nigerian epic movie of unique dimensions promises a new height of global intrigue and suspense would start showing on September 28th 2007.
As I lived in Spammer's Heaven for a while, it'll be interesting to see these films when they reach the big screens over here.

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