This paper examines the themes in Nigerian cinema, popularly referred to as Nollywood, and their evolution over time. This analysis will give indigenous and colonial context to the origins of filmmaking in Nigeria and illustrate how the societal events impacting the country influenced the subject matter being explored. Through research from scholarly journals, review of specific films, and input from filmmakers in the industry, we will gain an understanding of Nollywood cinema and the stories which Nigerian filmmakers decide to share.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Nicholson School of Communication and Media
Merengwa, Carol C., "Na Our Cinema Be This: The Evolution of Themes in Nigerian Cinema" (2023). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1381.