Nollywood: Nigeria's Mirror
Hosted by Georges Collinet and Wills Glasspiegel
Produced by Wills Glasspiegel and Drew Alt
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NOLLYWOOD: NIGERIA'S MIRROR is a radio journey into the heart of the Nigerian film industry. Scholars Jonathan Haynes and Onookome Okome serve as guides as we negotiate the intricacies and eccentricities of Nollyood’s past and future. We’re also joined by Christopher Kirkley of the Sahel Sounds blog (sahelsounds.com), who takes us to northern Nigeria into the electronic sounds of Hausa film music.
02 Living in Bondage
03 Nigeria's Mirror
04 Half of a Yellow Sun
05 On Set
06 Hausa Film Sound
07 Community Cinema
08 Digital Nollywood
09 Alaba Market
10 In Flight
SOUNDTRACK We visit the studio of Cobhams Asuquo in Lagos. He's a music producer who got his start by making incidental music for Nollywood movies in the 1990s. We hear the sounds of Nollywood and a brief introduction of the show.
LIVING IN BONDAGE Living in Bondage was the first Nollywood movie. Based partly on the Yoruba theater "money ritual" schematic, it follows a young man trying to get rich quick in Lagos. Scholars Jonathan Haynes (Long Island University) and Onokome Okome (University of Alberta) are our guides to understanding the film.
NIGERIA'S MIRROR In this section, Lagos poet, Odia Ofiemun talks Nollywood with Professor Okome, soundtracked by juju music from King Sunny Ade.
HALF OF A YELLOW SUN We interview with esteemed producer, Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland, The Constant Gardener) about her new film shot in Nigeria based on the novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, which features an international cast that includes both Nollywood actors and Hollywood stars.
ON SET We visit the set of a new movie called Brother's Keeper in Lagos. We hear from key Nollywood players like Ikechuckwu Onyeka, Majid Michel, Zeb Ejiro, Bond Emerua, Emem Isong. We also speak with director Tunde Kelani at Lincoln Center in New York.
HAUSA SOUND WORLD Writer and record producer, Christopher Kirkley guides us into the world of Bollywood-inspired Hausa fim music from northern Nigeria.
COMMUNITY CINEMA Lagos entrepreneur, Kene Mkparu, wants to bring cinema to the masses in Nigeria.
NOLLYWOOD DIGITAL IrokoTV is a startup company that streams Nollywood movies across the internet and the world. We visit their office in Lagos and we talk briefly with singer 2Face Idibia in Chicago.
ALABA MARKET Alaba Market is the largest electronics market in West Africa, a center for pirate media and an important hub for Nollywood distribution and production. We visit the market and hear music from an Alaba mixtape -- sped-up Afropop mixed with electric fuji drums by DJ Real.
IN FLIGHT Wills does an unlikely interview with Nigerian comedian, Princess. Professor Okome offers a concluding thought on Nollywood.
WATCH NOLLYWOOD ONLINE
Watch hundreds of free Nollywood movies on IrokoTV: http://irokotv.com/. Other Nollywoods (like Igodo Land of the Dead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlvZ6MyvPj4) are available on YouTube. The classic Nollywood movie, Living in Bondage, is available to watch for a small price: http://ahasommovies.com/. Osoufia is streaming in 3 parts. Part 1: http://www.yousabi.com/video/1139/Osuofia-in-London-Part-1--Naija-Movie-I-of-III. Part 2: http://www.yousabi.com/video/1140/Osuofia-in-London-Part-1--Naija-Movie-II-of-III. Part 3: http://www.yousabi.com/video/1141/Osuofia-in-London-Part-1--Naija-Movie-III-of-III
Village Theme, Cobhams Asuquo; Play Games, Faze Alone; Looking at You, Bracket; Noise For Vendor Mouth, Fela Kuti; Incidental film music by Cobhams Asuquo, Austin and Mike Nliam 2 Just Like That, Fela Kuti; Incidental film music by Cobhams Asuquo, Austin and Mike Nliam 3 Ore Se Rere, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey; Edumare Adupe, Chief Commander Ebenzer Obey; Sowemimo, Rafiu Bankole and His Group; Sunny Ti De, King Sunny Ade; Sunny Ti de Ariya, King Sunny Ade; Incidental film music by Cobhams Asuquo, Austin and Mike Nliam 4 Nature, Prince Nico Mbarga; Anam Ele Chi, Oriental Brothers Band; Onye Egbula Onye Akpala Obiya, Oriental Brothers Band 5 Music Recorded In and Around the City of Jos and Some Other Parts of Nigeria: Ibibio Orchestra, Ibibio trumpet orchestra; Cashing In, Lijadu Sisters 6 Girma Girma, Faty Niger; Sulpha studio session, Abubacar Sani; Muna Cikin Si, Sani Danja 7 Akwa Uwa, Oriental Brothers Band; Sound Track, May D; Take U To Da Movies, Bangs & Ajax Chol 8 Muah Muah, Bracket; See Me So, 2Face Idibia; Kirikisi (Ekassa 24), Sir Victor Uwaifo 9 Chop My Money, P-Square; Azonto Remix, Wizkid + DJ Real 10 Beautiful Onyinye, P-Square; Sweet Mother, Prince Nico Mbarga
Arik Air, Protea Hotels, Google West Africa, IrokoTV, 2Face Idibia, Sunny Ade Jr, Lanre Aina, Norbert Ajaegbu, Adebola Alade, Ejike Asiegbu, Cobhams Asuquo, Austin, David Barnes, Khing Bassey, Teco Benson, Andrea Calderwood, Zeb Ejiro, Bond Emerua, George Enema, Okey Ezugwu, Aina Fadina, Tom Heller, Lancelot Imasuen, Emem Isong, Tunde Kelani, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Brian Larkin, Greg Marcus, Kene Mkparu, Majin Michel, Mike Nliam, Ifeoma Nwakwesi, Odia Ofiemun, Joseph Ogunbiyi, Enyi Omeruah, Ikechukwu Onyeka, Chu Osakwe, Feyisayo Oshinkanlu Jr and Sr, Princess (Damilola Adekoya), Michael Ugwu, Seyi Yerokun, Christopher Kirkley
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