How Nollywood – aka Nigerian Hollywood – is trying to follow Black Panther’s success

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If all it took to make it in the movies was a prodigious work rate and plenty of self-belief, then Lancelot Imasuen would be as well known today as Steven Spielberg.

The 47-year-old director has made well over 200 films in just 20 years, and reckons his latest romance – Love Birds – has the greatest on-screen chemistry since Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio got it together in Titanic.

Yet whether or not it lives to his hype, the chances are that Love Birds – which is due out next week – won’t be coming to a cinema near you.

Its creator is currently a household name only in his native Nigeria, where he’s among thousands of players in the ultra-low budget local film industry known as Nollywood….

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