BY TAMBAY A. OBENSON
Nigerian director Kunle Afolayan is one of a handful of internationally-known Nollywood filmmakers, whom we could say is pushing for a new brand of Nollywood cinema – specifically, a Nollywood cinema that can compete in the international film marketplace, and as we continue to see more and more cross-continental (we could even say pan-Africanist) collaborations between African American or British actors, and African writer/directors (those in Nigeria/Nollywood especially), that movement continues to bear fruit.
But, before Afolayan plants his feet firmly in *new* territory, it was about 6 years ago when his horror/thriller, Araromire (aka The Figurine) hit USA shores – a film that was dubbed a movie that “… will change the face of Nollywood on the world map…”
Did it? I can’t say if that actually happened; but, it’s a film that did inspire some conversation among African bloggers (especially those outside of the continent, in the USA, Europe and elsewhere).
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