The focus of this chapter is to examine, and highlight, how two major forces—new technologies and globalisation—have impacted (and are still impacting) upon the Nigerian film industry (also known as Nollywood). In exploring the nature of these impacts, the focus will be mainly on the production and distribution (i.e., the general marketing activities) aspects of the value chain. Methodologically, in addition to relying on personal accounts based on the experience of one of the authors who has worked in the Nigerian film and TV industry for decades, anecdotal evidence of the impact of technology (notably digitalisation) and globalisation on the sector is derived from commentaries of five individuals with knowledge about developments in the sector. Excerpts from the interviews cut across the film value chain—from production, distribution, and marketing of the “cultural” product (i.e., movies), to the internationalisation of the same. Consequently, the chapter is split into three broad sections—covering digital production, digital distribution, and digital marketing of Nigerian movies to both domestic and international (including the Nigerian diaspora) audiences.
|Title of host publication||Digital entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Apr 2019|
|Name||Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa (PSEA)|