Nigeria: Enugu will build Nollywood production village in bid make itself the centre of the country’s movie industry


The state government has announced plans to build a Nollywood village in order to try and make the state the centre of movie production in the country. The announcement was made as part of the centennial celebrations held by the state.

Chairman of the Centenary Committee and former Minister of Information and Culture, Chief Nnia Nwado said the committee was fully committed towards using the celebration to renew Enugu City .Said he; “We don't just want to have a week of celebration and dancing, we want to use it as a renewal of Enugu and repositioning of Enugu and to announce to the world what the new Enugu is.

“We want Enugu to be known not just for coal; we want Enugu to be known as the centre of Nollywood. We are going to start a Nollywood village from the proceeds that we get from the Centenary celebrations so that the film production in Nigeria will take its firm root in Enugu ”.