Nigeria’s indefatigable banker-turned-film-maker Desmond Ovbiagele appears to have finally hit the big time with his searing depiction of the lives of two young Nigerian women taken hostage by extremists.
Ben Amadasun of Netflix explains why this could be the much-longed-for turning point for African filmmaking.
Gail Collins takes a journey through the history of African films and considers the future awaiting this flourishing industry.
From Queen Sono (2020) to Cairo Station (1958), Michael Renouf reviews 10 of the excellent African films currently streaming on Netflix.
Charles Okpaleke’s journey, from struggling student to top film producer, and the operator of Nigeria’s first drive-in cinema, reads like the script of a Nollywood epic. Profile by Gail Collins
Adaora Oramah looks at how a new pan-African streaming platform aims to disrupt the political economy of the film industry in Africa and beyond