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Trends in Nollywood: A Study of Selected Genres is a welcome addition to the growing body of works on the Nigerian cinema. It is part film history and part film theory and criticism. The history part traces the origin of the Nigerian cinema up to the present era of video productions. The work examines in detail, the contextual issues which have helped to define emergent trends within the industry.



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Date de parution 29 décembre 2014
Nombre de lectures 7
EAN13 9789789182749
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 71 Mo

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TRENDS IN NOLLYWOOD A Study of Selected Genres
TRENDS IN NOLLYWOOD A Study of Selected Genres
Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma
Published by Kraft Books Limited 6A Polytechnic Road, Sango, Ibadan Box 22084, University of Ibadan Post Office Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria +234 (0) 803 348 2474, +234 (0) 805 129 1191 E-mail: Website:
© Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, 2014
First published 2014
ISBN 978–978–918–201–5
All Rights Reserved
First printing, October 2014
The memories of
My late father: Chief Martins Akpoatimibranimighan Eyegulegu Ayakoroma who believed that I will be a star in the family
My late brother: Norman Ayakoroma (Dr. No) who sacrificed by waiting for me to go to the university before marrying
All those: who are not alive to see the great moment!
I love you all!
I want to thankGodfor making it possible for me to come to this point in my academic and professional pursuit.Hehas shown that He will make a way where there seems to be no way. I giveHimall the honour and glory, becauseHeis greater than every obstacle in life. This book,Trends in Nollywood: A Study of Selected Genres,would have remained a mere dream but forHim. Several servants of God have affected my spiritual life, positively over the years. Arch-Bishop & Rev. (Mrs.) Sam Amaga, Apostle & Mrs. Zilly Aggrey, Bishop & Mrs. Peter Leghemo, Bishop & Pastor (Mrs.) Abraham Aimakhu, Bishop & Mrs. Ebi Belepeigha, Rev. Canon & Mrs. B. B. Ziwari, Rev. & Mrs. Segun Akinola, Rev. & Mrs. Godspower Asingba, Pst & Mrs. I. A. Charles, Pastor & Mrs. Jammy Guanah, Pastor & Mrs. Orlando Omubo-Dede, Apostle & Mrs. Peter Ogoun, Apostle & Mrs. James Akposeiye, Prophet Diepreye Okiakpe, Pastor & Mrs. Cephas B. Ezekiel, Pastor & Mrs. Emmanuel Orji, Evangelist & Mrs. Purkins Dumeyin, and a host of others. God whom you serve every day of your lives will continue to use you as worthy vessels. To Professor Femi Okiremuette Shaka, who supervised my doctoral work, I want to say that he was wonderful. Though we have come a long way, from our masters degree days at the University of Ibadan, he has taken me as a brother, friend and associate. His interest in my work propelled me to stay up late every night in spite of the demands of office. His red biro on the pages of my drafts every time, when I thought they would be full-proof, was an impetus for me to work the more. I am not surprised that he graciously wrote theForeword. My professor, I appreciate you immensely; no way todigwefor you. To my former Head of Department, Dr. Ben Asodionye Ejiofor, and staff of the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Port Harcourt: Professor Henry L. Bell-Gam, Professor (Mrs.) Julie Okoh, Dr. S.O.S. Obuh (Chief), Professor
Emmanuel Emasealu, Dr. Innocent Ohiri, Dr. (Mrs.) Julie Umukoro, Dr. John Yeseibo, Dr. Faith Ugo-Aminikpo, Dr. Friday Nwafor, Dr. Sam Dede, Dr. Chika Onu, Messrs Columbus Irisoanga, Michael Ogbolosingha, Harold Fyneface, Patrick Agha, and others, I want to say thank you all for the support. My thanks also go to the then Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Port Harcourt, Professor E. S. Akama, other professors and lecturers in the Faculty of Humanities, who have impacted on my life in one way or the other, namely, Professor E. J. Alagoa, Professor Abiye Derefaka, Professor Charles Nnolim, Professor Nolue Emenajo, Professor Ozo-mekuri Ndimele, Dr. Atei Mark Okorobia, Mr. Seiyifa Koroye, and others. I know that God will reward you all for the mentorship. To Professor Femi Osofisan, Professor Dapo Adelugba, Professor Hyginus Ekwuazi, Professor Olu Obafemi, Professor Lanre Bamidele, Professor Emeka Nwabueze, Professor Chris Nwamuo, Professor Duro Oni, Professor Ahmed Yerima, Professor Jonathan Haynes, Professor Onookome Okome, Professor Mabel Evwierhoma (nee Tobrise), Professor Saviour Agoro, Professor Wenikado Ganagana, Professor Emmanuel Dandaura, Professor Molinta Enendu, Professor Effiong Johnson, and a host of others, too numerous to mention, know that I really appreciate you. I will not forget the day I was appointed the Executive Director of the Bayelsa State Council for Arts & Culture. As they say, my level changed from that day; and it took quite some discipline to find time for academics. My thanks go naturally to His Excellency, Chief (Dr.) DSP Alamieyeseigha, the first Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, the Governor-General of the Ijaw nation, for giving me the rare opportunity to prove my worth. To the staffers of Bayelsa State Arts Council, I want to say that it was wonderful working with all of you. It afforded me the unique opportunity of relating theory to practice in theatre and cultural administration. The transcription of the several interviews by the PR Unit, led by Leo Adelakun and Enock Etimighan; the numerous tours with the artists within and
outside the country; the secretarial work of Patrick Ariweriyai (late), Queen Damadongha, Timi Ngboufa, and Ebiakpo Ayunku; the internet facilitation by Lawrence Nnenyelike, Clementina Oki, and Tutu Oru, at the DSP Information Technology Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State; the personal assistance of Ebi Asene, Itade Olalakasi, Pius Ogido, Silikeye Icho, Inabiriyai Davidson, and Perekeme Odon (alias Perewinkle) had all been invaluable. I cannot thank you people enough, as our elders would say. The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, then Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, retained my services and always took interest in my job performance. Little wonder then that he graciously moved me to serve at the national level, as the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), for me to contribute my modest quota toward the development of the culture sector in Nigeria. I want to humbly say that but for this gesture, my story would not have been what is is today. Your Excellency, my heartfelt gratitude for the rare privilege to serve our dear country, Nigeria. My team in the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO),The Barclays Force, has been invaluable. Specifically, Nelson Ebi Campbell, Alex Omijie, Michael Ekoko, Pastor Tamaranebi Richard, James Gillowei, Austyn Eberedeni, Pius Kemepade, Emeka Bokolo, Caleb Nor, Ebiere Dressman, Ama Essien, Sunny Ijasan, Justina Njideka, Ibrahim Malgwi, Jane Dangana, Vivian Jong, Chizoba Chigbo, and Innocent Ejoor, among others; I say you have been an immeasurable source of support. I want to also put on record that veterans of the Ijaw nation in the profession, like Mr. Comish Ekiye, Mr. Melville Obriango, Chief Uriel Paul-Worika, and Chief Simon Ambakederemo, have inspired me. I have always told anyone that cared to listen that, but for what I used to see of Comish and Melville inThe Village Headmasterin the mid-1970s, perhaps, I may have read Law or Business Administration, as my folks had wanted. Actually, the major preference was Law, so that I could probably take care of the several family land cases. I must say that today, I have no
regrets. All thanks to myBig Uncles– Comish, Teacher Oghene, Uncle P, and Beks Royal. Let me not forget leaders, friends and associates like His Royal Highness King Amalate J. Turner (Obigbo Mikimiki of Opume Kingdom, Bayelsa State), His Highness King Adueze (the Amananaowei of Toru-Angiama, Bayelsa State), Mazi BZB Okoro, Chief Frank Akpoebi, Dr. Chris Iyimoga, Joe Akedesuo, Ebi Evinson, Obot Akpabio, Richard Tsevende, ABC Duruaku, Arthur Willie-Pepple, Adonye Omubo-Pepple, Chris Mammah, Arikpo Arikpo, Aju Okopi Ameh, Law Ikay Ezeh, Chris Davies, Edward Ayunku, Freston Akpor, Lawrence Azaka, and many others, for their encouragement. I know that I have not done justice to all who have impacted on my life, one way or the other. Just know that God will reward you all, a hundredfold. To my mother, Madam Brayilagha Ayakoroma, I say thanks for staying alive to see this phase of my life. To my elder sister, Mrs. Marina Stephen Unoroh and family, know that this is for all of us. To the great Apodizi family: Chief Frank Ayakoroma and family, Mr. Walker Ayakoroma and family, my younger sister, Mrs. Tamaranbrakemi Thomas Ogobri and family, Barr. Bernard Preye Ayakoroma and family, Chief Tuesday Bripin and family, Chief Sunday Enokubo Bripin and family, Chief Gospel Erebi and family, Hon. Godbless Omoniye and family, Mr. Isaiah Bioko and family, Elder Maxwell Ojori and family, Julius Enarusai and family, and many others, thanks for being part of my success story. My in-law, High Chief (Engr.) and Mrs. I. D. Rex-Ogbuku, words cannot quite express my joy in being their son-in-law. Actually, Popsi says he is waiting anxiously for me to be a professor in the university. Daddy,alua! To Barr. Jude Rex-Ogbuku and other members of the Ogbuku family, I say,Agbo-ologi ba. Aziba-agiri! I have not forgotten my immediate family. I have deliberately left the best for the last. I give a standing ovation to my darling wife, Letty, who has always been there for me. She is really a woman of inestimable value. Honey, this book,Trends in Nollywood: A Study of Selected Genres,is the result of the long nights on the laptop; this is for us!
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