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Nollywood and African Culture – black gold

  • UN Report Outlines Creative Industries’ Potential to Boost Development
    “Trade in creative goods and services has remained robust despite a decline in global commerce as the result of the world financial crisis, reflecting the potential of the “creative economy” to boost economic growth particularly in the developing countries, according to a new United Nations report unveiled today …The publication cites, as an example, the case of Nigeria where the country’s $2.75 billion film industry is the third largest in the world, following the United States and India. Nigeria’s so-called “Nollywood” produces more than 1,000 films annually, creating thousands of jobs and is the country’s second most important industry after oil. As a result, the Government has invested in the film industry, reforming policies and providing training to promote film production and distribution.”

 

  • UN International Year for People of African Descent
    A Year Dedicated to People of African Descent
    Around 200 million people who identify themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent. In proclaiming this International Year, the international community is recognising that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.”

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