What are "Nollywood" movies?


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Nollywood is the colloquial name for the cinema of Nigeria. As of 2012, more than 1,200 films are produced in Nigeria annually, making Nollywood the second largest film industry in the world in terms of movies produced, after Bollywood in Bombay, India.

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The average Nollywood film takes only 10 days to shoot, and is made on a budget of $15,000. Most Nollywood movies are released direct to video, often hand-delivered to shops by the film's cast and crew. The average movie sells about 50,000 copies, while successful films sell several hundred thousand. Nollywood films outsell Hollywood movies in Nigeria and most other markets in Africa.

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