Nigeria: the future of Kannywood partly via

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In the 90’s, a powerful film industry was born in Nigeria: it is Nollywood, a market that soon surpassed it in Hollywood in the United States. If this story is famous, however, many ignore that another film industry also developed at the same time in the northern part of the country. And more specifically in the large Muslim city of Kano.

It was she who gave her name to Kannywood, the mainstream cinema in northern Nigeria, characterized by a religious conservatism contrary to the excessive permissiveness of the southern country.

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