Ibiayi Briggs
Jan 4, 2013 5:17PM
Elmina, 2010
Rokeby Gallery

You haven't lived until you've watched your fair share of Nollywood films. Actually, probably just one or two will do. 

The multimillion dollar Nigerian entertainment industry is on par with Hollywood and Bollywood (the Indian film industry) in size. These movies are filled with high drama, improbable scenarios, and extremely animated personalities. Think Real Housewives meets The 700 Club with a dash of  a much less violent Game of Thrones. While this Doug Fishbone video was created in collaboration of a Ghanaian film crew, the DVD cover for Elmina stirs memories of Nollywood films that are my occasional guilty pleasure.

For more Nollywood in art check out this Art In America article on "Sharon Stone in Abuja," a 2011 exhibit curated by Nigerian documentary filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa. The show featured work by Mickalene ThomasPieter Hugo, and Wangechi Mutu.

Ibiayi Briggs