The issue of N3 billion Government Intervention Fund which is meant to improve the Nollywood industry has brought about uproar amongst practitioners. Anaemena Priscilla Chinenye writes.
When on Saturday, March 2, 2013, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan honoured Nigerian film makers with a dinner at the State House, Marina, Lagos, his subsequent pronouncements brought smiles to the faces of the digital video-film makers, also known as Nollywood. The dinner, titled ‘Nigeria Celebrates Nollywood’, was organised to celebrate 20 years of the industry.
A new competition in the high-end smartphone segment will get tougher with the entry of Sony Mobile Communications' new Android smartphone into the Nigeria mobile devices market.
With the launch of its much-awaited smartphone, Xperia Z, in Lagos last week by top officials from Sony Mobile, the phone manufacturer said Nigeria is: "Our focus market because of the potential the country has and we are ready to boost our market share."
The cost of internet and data services is set drop drastically as the West Africa Cable System, a $650 million undersea cable goes live on May 11 in Nigeria and several African countries where it has landing points.
WACS brought to Nigeria by MTN Nigeria spans the entire West African coast and terminating in the United Kingdom will complement SAT3, Glo1 and Main One Cable systems that are already commercial in West Africa.
The 9th edition of the biennial conference of Africa broadcasters, Africast will focus on issues relating to content. The event is billed to provide a networking environment for providers, distributors and marketers of broadcast content and equipment targeting the emerging African market with the practitioners, policy makers, advisers, administrators and end-users.