Nollywood (Nigerian movie biz) captured in Pieter Hugo's photos


6 Responses to “Nollywood (Nigerian movie biz) captured in Pieter Hugo's photos”

  1. nprnncbl says:

    Thanks for the photos; now I want to see some Nollywood movies. Any recommendations on what to watch, where to get it, etc?

  2. gd23 says:

    I saw one of Pieter’s Hyena photos at the Tate Modern recently, amazing! +1

  3. Xeni Jardin says:

    “Dangerous Blind Man” and “Dangerous Blind Man II” are a couple of my all-time faves. A movie so nice, they had to make it twice!

    DBM-1 is up on YT in many parts…

    und zo weiter…

  4. Xeni Jardin says:

    @#4nprnncbl, one of my most vivid memories of traveling in Africa was walking down rows of street vendors in Accra, Ghana, asking the DVD guys if they had “Dangerous Blind Man” in stock.

    An american expat in Accra had tipped me off to this film as a good place to start, for Nollywood (and broader West African contemporary popular film) literacy, and I had to hit up a bunch of vendors before I finally found it!

    Interesting to me was the fact that US blockbusters were *not* the hottest sellers in that market… the street vendors made most of their dough selling Nollywood and Ghanaian fare.


  5. mdhatter says:

    Flip-flops and a Kalashnikov, whoa. Must see.

  6. nprnncbl says:

    “Dangerous Blind Man 2″ is available for streaming at With cheap promo images (dvd/vcd covers?) and titles like “Sister’s Love,” “Solid Affection,” and “Caught in the Act,” only the lack of nudity hints that it isn’t porn.

    And I’m sad to say that the listed sci-fi category is currently empty.

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