How Nollywood Is Coping With Covid-19 |

Nigeria’s film industry, popularly known as Nollywood, has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Film productions have stopped, leading to huge losses.

Nigeria’s film industry employs more than a million people and usually produces about 50 films every week.

Actors have lost a source of income and are unsure when they will be able to earn a living.

Actress Kemi Lala Akindoju told the BBC that actors had no money and from the look of things, they would still earn less after the pandemic as they will take whatever comes just to make some money.

She also wanted reassurances it would be safe.

“Actors are anxious – they are ready to go back to work but then what are the guidelines and safety measures?”Actors are anxious – they are ready to go back to work but then what are the guidelines and safety measures?”

Film director Mildred Okwo says storylines will also change and stories that she was working on have to change now.

“People are dying of this pandemic and you’re trying to write a romance story. It seems weird.”People are dying of this pandemic and you’re trying to write a romance story. It seems weird.”

Industry players feel a lot will change after the pandemic but hope that productions will resume soon.

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Source: BBC

 

 

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