Pre-Nollywood Yoruba Cinema

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This exhibit contains film posters that emerged from the 1990s, a period following the collapse of Nigerian cinema because of the politics of the structural adjustment programs of the IMF that greatly curtailed the consumption of narrative pleasures in Nigeria. Yoruba Nollywood, particularly films that drew influences from the Yoruba Travelling theatre tradition of Yoruba popular culture are presented here as foundational texts to what would later be known as Nollywood.

Pre-Nollywood Yoruba Cinema