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Blend of Nigeria +‎ Hollywood.

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  1. (informal) The Nigerian film industry.
    • 2009, Pierre Barrot, Nollywood: The Video Phenomenon in Nigeria, Indiana University Press (2009), →ISBN, page 23:
      After the film was released, the actor Nkem Owoh became part of the 'Big Five' (ie the five most well-paid actors in Nollywood).
    • 2013, Kenneth W. Harrow, Trash: African Cinema from Below, Indiana University Press (2013), →ISBN, page 244:
      Nollywood films are defined by excess, where the borders that frame the images, the sentiments, the characters—the symbolic order and its limits—are violated dramatically and systematically, as in the mannerism of the neobaroque.
    • 2013, Matthias Krings & Onookome Okome, "Nollywood and Its Diaspora: An Introduction", in Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry (eds. Matthias Krings & Onookome Okome), Indiana University Press (2013), →ISBN, page 19:
      Video parlors, which are still the most popular outlet for Nollywood film screenings across Africa, do not run African auteur films, and the film festivals of Ouagadougou, Carthage, Durban, and Zanzibar do not accept Nollywood films into their main competitions.