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bollywood et nollywoodIndia’s Acting High Commissioner in Nigeria Kaisar Alam on Sunday said the commission will facilitate collaboration between Nollywood and Bollywood – Nigeria and India’s movie industries, respectively.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the two countries’ film industries had a lot to contribute to their Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Alam said that stakeholders in the film industries from Bollywood and Nollywood could partner or exchange programmes that would yield mutual benefits and promote better understanding between the two countries.

According to him, India is the second largest producer of films in the world, next only to Hollywood.

“Indian films are very popular in several countries like Russia, China, Indonesia; and even in Nigeria.

“India can use its more than 100 years of experience in Bollywood to assist Nigeria if the people in the industry can communicate exactly what they need to us.

“The people in the industry have to come forward to tell us exactly where they need assistance and in what form.

“The film industry contributes significantly to the GDP of India. I understand that Nollywood also contributes significantly to the GDP of Nigeria,’’ he said.

He said collaboration between Nigeria and India in the movie industries will boost both country’s economies.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

6 Comments

  1. Jo!

    January 5, 2015 at 10:20 am

    YASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Kiki

    January 5, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Hahahahahahahahaha!

  3. jake ro

    January 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Well, take a look at geo-politics first before saying yes, yes, yes.like china, they are trying hard to make their nation become one of the talked about in the world.first they say colaboration and then,—you tell us where you need help india said.if they have to do this witn nigeria, please demand that it is not superior /inferior.it should be on equal basis, cos , they also have sometthings to learn from africans too cos I noticed that india has also started looking at africans as inferior just like the chinese are diong right now.bollywood is also lately having problems with exporting their culture /movie industry cos, korean drama, korean pop, japanese movies,taiwanese and hong kong movies are giving bollywood a run for their money, hence, they looking for expantion.their population is the only thing that is helping their industry survive, but for how long.many indians these days prefer watching korean dramas which to be honest is really wonderful and made with quality.such quality nigerians need not india, still it will not hurt to work with as many as possible , cos nollywood need it.please people reasearch asian dramas and movies, in particular, korean entertainment industry, it left an impression on me when I research the industry.you deserve the best as a people and nation.check my information out, you will not regret it.google it e.g korean dramas and movies and decide for yourself..learn from the best.let it just not be about money.this is creativity and it demands perfection.

  4. Tosin

    January 5, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    In my mind’s eye, I put up photos of girls instead.
    Aish/Gene…

    PS One of my random aspirations is to be in a Desi film. I’ve been in a Desi play, playing God – I kid you not – but I want to be in a film and do the dancing and lipsynching and wear all those colours! 🙂
    Call my agent 😉

  5. NR

    January 6, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    I wonder what “collaboration” means. It should be interesting to see how this pans out… however it pans out.

  6. barbiie bitch

    January 9, 2015 at 4:54 am

    hell noo, nigeria wil jst ruin d whole idea of Indian movie pls noooooooooooooooooo

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