LAGOS (Reuters) – “Oya!” shouts the director in Nigerian Pidgin English. Actors take their marks. Lighting blinks on. The movie crew snaps into motion after the order to rush up.

FILE PHOTO: Crew members movie a scene on the set of a ROK’s movie in Lagos, Nigeria July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

It’s one other day in Nollywood, the affectionate nickname for Nigeria’s movie trade – the world’s second most prolific after India’s Bollywood, producing tons of of movies and TV episodes every month.

For many years it was a manufacturing facility churning out visible pulp fiction destined for the market stalls of DVD pirates. However Nollywood is…



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