BY TOUN DISU/TRUE AFRICA
Nollywood may be second only to India, the world’s largest film industry; it may be valued close to US$5 billion; it may have an audience that stretches across the continent and beyond but it still faces widespread criticism for its lack of sophistication and craftsmanship.
Not for much longer though; a new generation of Nigerian filmmakers looks set to change all that.
Young film directors, like Abba Makama, Walter Banga and CJ Obasi, are crafting new cinematic experiences for their audiences, which are a world away from standard fare of tales of love and witchcraft. This is a new kind of Nollywood.