Nigeria: 100% local content during evening prime time


The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission has created support for local production by putting in place a local content requirement diring evening prime time. Thanks to sections 2 and 20 of Act 38 of the Nigerian Code of Broadcasting amended in 1992, the country of Nollywood - where 1771 films were produced in 2008, generating about 250 million USD - has positioned itself as a pioneer in the field of African audio-visual legislation.

Since April 1, 2009, the Nigerian Broadcast Commission (NBC) requires that programmes should be 100% Nigerian on all national terrestrial television stations during prime-time (19h-22h). The content of these productions will also be strongly regulated in favor of quality and family programmes.

Claire Diao,