Definition of Nollywood in English:

Nollywood

noun

  • A name for the Nigerian popular film industry, based in Lagos.

    ‘he's an up-and-coming actor in Nigeria's prolific film industry, Nollywood’
    • ‘The explosive development of the film and video culture in Nigeria—also known as Nollywood—found no echo at the Fespaco.’
    • ‘And as long as there is a plot or a storyline, there is sure to be a movie being made about it in Nollywood.’
    • ‘Hollywood is a monolith; Nollywood has tendencies in that direction.’
    • ‘So Nollywood burns bright and threatens to use up all the oxygen that the Ghanaians and others across Africa need to sustain their own film cultures.’
    • ‘Tonight Special Assignment takes you on a journey to the fascinating and sometimes bizarre world of Nollywood—Nigeria's film industry.’
    • ‘The basic difference between Hollywood and Nollywood is basically financing.’
    • ‘Unlike Hollywood and Bollywood, Nollywood movies are mostly low-budget, easy to make, and for the most part made for home entertainment.’
    • ‘Nollywood is an example of Nigeria living up to its potential role as the leader of Africa.’
    • ‘But experts here admit if Nollywood continues to grow at its present rate, it may one day rival and even outstrip both Bollywood and Hollywood.’
    • ‘The movie that best exemplifies Nollywood in spirit and style is yet to come.’
    • ‘Move over Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood.’
    • ‘Up to 200 movies are made in Nollywood each month, dealing in topics ranging from crime to politics, to infidelity and everything in between.’
    • ‘Shot using digital video rather than film, Nollywood's products look like home movies.’
    • ‘With the development of Nollywood, we're beginning to see a resurgence of movie going culture, some sort of a renaissance for the movie industry.’
    • ‘The pay isn't up too much, the work is pretty grueling, but if you're an actor, Nollywood is the place to be.’
    • ‘Welcome to Nollywood, Nigeria's equivalent of Hollywood and India's Bollywood.’
    • ‘They are the products of Nollywood, as the Nigerian film industry is affectionately known.’
    • ‘His is perhaps the most recognizable face in Nollywood, as he has appeared in more than 150 films.’
    • ‘Which brings us to Nollywood's version of the Oscars: The African Movie Awards, and Hollywood seems to be paying attention.’
    • ‘During the past 15 years, Nollywood has become the third-largest movie industry, behind Hollywood and Bollywood.’

Origin

Early 21st century: blend of Nigeria and Hollywood, on the pattern of Bollywood.

Pronunciation:

Nollywood

/ˈnɒlɪwʊd/