How to Film in Nigeria and still be human by Niyi Akinmolayan



This conversation happened last year. It was me, an “I just got back”…lets call him Jack, My shoulder demon and my shoulder angel.

Jack: I want to make the best movie ever made in Nigeria

Shoulder demon: ope o…our money has come

Me: Have you ever made a movie before

Shoulder angel: good question

Jack: No..but I’m a movie lover and I’ve always wanted to do this

Me: Do you have a script

Shoulder demon: shut up you this idiot niyi

Jack: no but I have a story, I gave it to one guy, they say he’s one of the best.

Me: why do you want me to direct your film

Jack: I know you are one of the best

Me: Actually I’m just there

Shoulder demon: ode buruku

Shoulder angel: that’s the spirit

Me: wait, have you seen any of my films

Jack: no…not yet…where can I watch them

Me: wait…you haven’t even seen my movies and you want me on your project.

Jack: can’t you handle it?

Shoulder demon: exactly, can’t we handle it

Me: Please Mr Jack…Have you seen any nollywood film this year in cinemas or IrokoTV or AFMAG.

Jack: I’m not really into Nollywood and their shallow stories. You will see this story we are working on.

Shoulder demon: no time, make we chop him money

Shoulder angel: not fair, tell him the truth

Me: hmmmm

Jack: so…

Me: I’m not available now. Why don’t you try someone else.

Jack: ok bro..nice meeting you

He left. My shoulder demon and angel started fighting. I left them to go drink some Zobo. It’s almost a year now. Jack has spent millions already, been duped twice and the movie hasn’t even begun production.

It hurts whenever this happens but really, ignorance isn’t an excuse in business as well. Since I started the blog, I’ve had lots of rich people show interest in nollywood. Most were for all the wrong reasons. I hope I can point out some key issues in this piece. Remember my blog is dedicated to people serious about filmmaking as a career.



Nollywood is a totally different kind of business. No one fully understands it. No one is an authority on it yet. We know its growing but we don’t understand what that growth exactly is. It’s still largely a big experiment and we are terrible at collecting data. This means whatever anyone tells you about profitability in nollywood is only half the truth no matter where it’s coming from.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Wikipedia is 100% wrong on Nollywood box office sales. This link is rubbish

Unlike every normal business out there, Nollywood is one where the weight of Loss is heavier than the weight of gain. This means, you can loose or gain…but the loss is way more painful than the joy of gains.

Lets get practical. Starting with cinemas, at its best right now, a successful cinema run means you have made just enough money to even up your investment. Also, don’t believe the hype, so far there hasn’t been any big cinema Box office success that happened accidentally. These were largely big films with huge marketing and star power. So unlike FMCG products where you can bet on the quality of your product, or like tech products where you can give people what they need, You can’t just make a good movie, put it in cinemas and expect to make money. It’s far more complex.

Averagely, at the end of your cinema run, you really aren’t going home with more than 27-30% of the total box office sales. This roughly means, if you make 100m in cinema, you aren’t going home with more than 30m. and cinemas wont give you your money till 4 months after your run (correct me if I’m wrong here). Only 4 movies have truly crossed 100m (Wedding Party and the three AY movies) and I can tell you for free that the production and marketing for those films didn’t cost anything less than 50m. Now put that in proper perspective. We still don’t have enough cinemas to guarantee you will be stinkingly rich after you make a movie. At the most, what a good cinema release will do for you is give you better bargaining power on other platforms. That should make you think about people who claim to have spent close to 100million on a film.

For those not making cinema movies in this non-DVD era, most of the profit is from online platforms and cable TV. People only make money here when they think about it in volumes or when the platforms commission them to. I spent 5m (it should have been less) on Meet The Inlaws and have only sold to IrokoTV and EbonyLife TV. Between those two, I have made about 4m. So I still haven’t made a profit yet but I didn’t sell exclusively so hopefully if my agents don’t fuck me up, I might end up at the end of the day with a 500-700k profit. The movie is two years old now. This only makes sense if I made like 3 good movies with say 10m and target those platforms. Some people have totally ignored cinemas and followed this route. Funny enough, TV series are actually easier and more profitable than Film.

So is nollywood profitable? not as we would want it to be. In fact, the real benefits of nollywood might not be reaped by those of us in the business now. Which is why we need to teach the new ones more and share knowledge. Moving on…

Niyi Akinmolayan prepping for a scene

Niyi Akinmolayan prepping for a scene


I’ve said this a million times now i’m just tired talking about it. For us to have a successful industry we need to think of it in terms of a “sum of multiple parts” not just one big imaginary self-running engine. If the cinemas didn’t rise up to the challenge of dying DVD sales, or the online platforms didn’t maximize the fact that there was more broadband connection than before, we would have been fucked! There would be no industry. The pirates would do whatever they like and we would just be circling in dust. Imagine if Jason Njoku came to Nigeria to produce more movies. IrokoTV is feeding hundreds of cast and crew right now Just because someone saw a potential. The cinemas are one of the reasons we have stepped up our production values. The cinema is doing for nollywood what MTV base did for naija music. That’s how you should think about industry.


Unlike other products you need to introduce to a market, everyone knows what film is. The demand never changes, its always constant. What we lack is strategy to capture the numbers. This is what pirates knew way back then. Get the movies to the people as fast as you can. Why must we think about cinemas as big cineplexes. Why don’t we have small sized ones all over the place? There’s a lot of argument on this in our circles, but wait until one sharp guy comes to do it and una eyes go clear. Might even be Chinese people. So far, the cinema with the largest sales is Silverbird Ikeja, and you don’t need any formula to understand why.

We also need to think about what’s peculiar to us. Right now, Internet penetration isn’t that strong and data is expensive, why isn’t anyone thinking of distributing films without making people buy data. Its easy tech. get hotspots all across the country, build an app. People come around there and download movies to their phones. They pay for the movies but don’t have to buy data.


Most people think the only thing they can do in the rental business is big cameras and lights. We don’t even have enough of those. How about building gear that you can rent or even sell. Up till now, we are still buying simple things like sliders, dollies and tracks. O ma se o!!! China does it all the time. They even have a version of the expensive JL Fisher dolly. Ok so maybe that’s too big…do you know you can rent tents and trolleys for production? You can rent cables, Monitors, and basic things people didn’t even know they needed.


Right now, we still don’t have a nollywood IMDB. We don’t have a marketing and research company people can buy data from. We don’t have casting websites, where thousands of wannabe actors can upload their reels and make the audition process easier for producers. Do you know how many people will pay just to bypass they difficult and often non effective audition process if they can have all that done online. We don’t have a website that helps the collaborative process, where people can go, build a team, meet crew in geo-locations, organize virtual meetings etc. lots of films are being made the same tedious way and no one has thought of these. Lazy people. You just want to make film and play with actresses abi.


Do you know one of our biggest challenges is getting extras on set. With all the jobless people out there, no one has started a company dedicated to supplying extras for a film shoot. We still don’t have a company dedicated to props. Even if it means building a lot and renting them out. Props as simple as fake guns take forever to get. Why don’t you think about that…props, special effects stuff. There are cool things we need like knives that retract when you stab someone, fake needles, fake glass….Even blood is hard to get…and everyone wants to produce film. Why are we like this?


Ok. So back to investing in Production




Did you know that the producers and directors behind some of the biggest comedies you’ve seen don’t even like comedy? Surprising but true. One of the big pitfalls for most people entering nollywood is that they forget it’s a business and get too personal with their ideas. It doesn’t work that way. Let me give you a shocking truth. Whether you believe it or not and feel free to argue, Nigerian audiences want Nigerian movies, Even the critical, Hollywood loving ones. The moment it looks or sounds too foreign they will reject it no matter how good you make it. This means even when we want to scale, we have to be true to our material. Nigerians don’t want you to make another kind of film; they just want it to be finer, bigger and more engaging. Most people prefer to watch Hollywood films, we know so don’t use what you and your friends like as the yardstick. All the comedies that sold big like wedding party and AY movies aren’t the funniest comedies we’ve made, not even for cinema. But they had the most spectacle. Spectacle is what people want from Nollywood right now. Once you start talking like Jack bauer, they will start pressing their phones. We love our dramas and our comedies. Even when you try out other genres, they should rest on some humour (light or dark) and some exaggerated drama. Then add spectacle. That’s a smart way to blend what you love with what sells.

Also, most of the people we call stars were people typecast for particular roles in the pre-cinema era. Our audience largely wants them to come “do their thing”. This is not a bad thing. It’s the knowledge you need to win.

I also think there is a golden opportunity to make children themed family movies. No one is really in that space yet (think Matilda, Homeward bound, even harry potter). I also think we need people to make religious themed, yet big movies…I realized despite the millions of them, Christians don’t like making Christian movies…lol…shame on you. But they will all rush to watch the African American ones. That’s a lot of number and u can get your GO to tell everyone to go see it. Animation is also something to consider. Plaything, an animation my studio made last year has a collective viewership of about 2million. Animation takes time and investment but can give you a monopoly. Think about it.




Don’t make a movie if you haven’t experienced the process yet. Sit down…be humble…ask to intern in a production. Work closely with a producer. There’s no shame in it. Study how it’s done. Nollywood is nothing like you’ve read in fancy oyinbo film books. We make decisions on the spot, from small asaba movies to The Wedding Party 2. That is a skill that’s learned on the job. I was glad I spent a lot of time doing AD work for Desmond Elliot before fully going back to directing. I learnt a lot, from dealing with actors who are on multiple sets at a time to figuring out what to do when a location goes wrong to Understanding how to negotiate prices. I even got to know actors that were easy to work with and the difficult ones. There’s no book on this. Filmaking is not one of those businesses where you open a shop for your brother, give him money and be waiting for alert. If you don’t like it, don’t do it.


If someone tells you they are the best “insert role here” in nollywood, don’t take their word for it. Go see their work for yourself. If it’s a director, after seeing his/her work, find out the producer they worked with and ask how easy it was working with them. Find out for yourselves how much things cost. I did an elaborate thing on budgets here. Some people are still bragging over just one work they did 10 years ago, they might no longer be relevant. I believe people are as good as their last jobs. Also don’t let the elders bully you. There’s a lot of it in Nollywood. Statements like “I have been doing this for 40 years, I know what I’m saying”. It’s a lie.

Finally, study how the successful people do it. People can yab AY for all they want but he’s still the person to learn from when it comes to selling a movie. Go to the cinema, sit at the back, as you are watching the movie, watch what people are reacting to the most. Don’t believe just what you read in some online review. Hold the points in the review but go see the film yourself. I also love reading iROKOTV comments. They are real. I have seen people hype a movie only to realize it had terrible ratings on iroko. Never fall for hype. Also learn to gather multiple opinions.


Anyone who enters nollywood from a “these olodos don’t know what they are doing” angle is bound to fail. You should learn to make friends with existing producers. Pay them visits, buy them wine, come empty like you know nothing and they will open up to you. Never ever ever say “I don’t watch nollywood” to a nollywood producer. Don’t even say what you don’t like about their movies. They will actually watch you fail and not give u any advice.


These days, when a movie fails badly, one of the first people that get blamed by the producers are the distributors. You see, we have very few of them and it does look like a cabal. But that is because they aren’t many. Work with distributors early on in the process of making the film and take their advice seriously. They have the numbers and a bit of data on what works. Going online to curse distributors for your failed project is not a smart idea. It’s a dog eat dog world out there people. Choose your battles carefully.


There’s so much more I would love to say but my fingers hurt joo…and I have a premiere to attend tomorrow. My baby girl bunmi ajakaiye’s My Wife and I. Go see it and thank me later.



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  • Posted: August 12, 2017 16:29

    Ms. Somebody

    Thank you for this!
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 16:46

    Bode Chris

    Very very very enlightening article! And reassuring for some things I already know but with doubts... Everyone that wanna invest in Nollywood industry home or abroad should definitely see this!
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 16:49


    Ideas rule the world....... Boss Niyi, u too much
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 16:52

    Augustine Igwe

    Thanks very much sir. I agree with your post. Very true and insightful.
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 17:09


    Eye opening. Shocking. This piece needs time to digest. But, when it comes to interning in a production, its very rare too. Cuz we dont hv much production companies. Most movies are independent movies and frankly, you are like the first film maker to annouce production of a movie... Which can make upcomers apply to intern. Most films just pop out of tin air, no time to intern. It will be nice to have more production companys announce auditions and productions and give open hands to intership. And frankly the distribution, gain and loss part is scary. I didnt think it was like this. I need an entire lecture on dustribution and sales of film.
    • Posted: May 16, 2018 16:41


      You're right. An entire lecture is needed for some of us newbies in the production realm of the industry
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 17:25

    Adebimpe Adebambo

    Thanks Niyi. Always great things to learn being thinking along some of the lines you mentioned and even encouraged some friends already close to those categories but they don't seem keen. I have said some of these things at some film festivals and academic fora but it seems I talk to myself. I have already started some budding projects in some of these lines and I am encouraged to confine.. Thanks again. Did you finally see my debut animation short film? Liked Plaything by the way and really shared it.. Oya we dey await series o..
    • Posted: August 12, 2017 17:36


      I think u should just send me the link
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 17:27

    Adebimpe Adebambo

    .encouraged to continue not confine..
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 17:56


    Thank you for this
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 18:13


    An honest read. Notes taken. Keep em coming. Kind regards , an IJGB. PS: I watch too much Nollywood.
    • Posted: August 12, 2017 18:17


  • Posted: August 12, 2017 18:16


    Mr Niyi, i have been refreshing your page all day looking forward to this post. I don't even know how to start commending you for all your insight and suggestions. I come across a lot of young filmmakers these days and they are all looking to release at the cinema. I never fail to tell them that the cinema is the toughest window to make profit even in Hollywood. I tell them that ''At the most, what a good cinema release will do for you is give you better bargaining power on other platforms''. Shikena! don't believe all the hype. I want to go on an on but my fingers already hurt from this small You should post regularly Mr Niyi.
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 19:04


    Does this technique apply to animation
    • Posted: August 12, 2017 19:10


      What technique sir
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 19:12


    Deep thoughts... It happened that I know one of the "jack" you mentioned. He made the film in Abroad and came to Nigeria sell at cinema. He wants a sold out cinemas like AY but was not ready to pay the price. Let make TV ads and some other PR stuffs, he declined. Unfortunately for him, his film was released to cinema when there was other "giant" films that eventually placed his movie to be 8th if not 10th option to viewers. With the social media campaigns that we were able to do he made about 10m gross. However, you mentioned the aspect of intern. You know how peeps like you are difficult to come by. If you check your DM on IG, you'll see series of messages that I have sent to you. Even my friend Lowladee was hard to get. It's not only the people from the abroad that can make this wrong investment choice. I'm a n aspiring film director
    • Posted: August 12, 2017 19:38


      I actually don't make movies that much. Maybe one or two a year
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 19:23


    Wow!!!!! Can I say I loff you like Nigerians loff jollof rice. This put something that has been giving me sleepless nights into perspective. Good one Boss.
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 19:24

    Priscil Iyke Ani

    Well thought out! Real and very insightful! I totally agree with all points raised here. Nothing can be further from d truth! Kudos Niyi.
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 19:35


    Very expository and on point as always.Thank you for sharing...we will keep learning.
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 19:44


    Well broken into pieces...Thanks boss...Your type is rare!
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 19:48


    Thank you for this information, it's a very good reminder about the realities of the industry. I noticed that you only talked about feature length films, animations and TV series. What do you say about short films? I've heard that this is a no-go area because it's largely unprofitable, on the other hand, I've also heard that it's good to start with these and then build capacity for bigger projects.
    • Posted: August 12, 2017 20:01


      It's a great way to learn about everything
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 20:02

    Barnabas "Barny" Emordi

    Insightful as always. Unluckily, there are not enough openings for "internship in production companies " like other professions. This is something that I think the producers or owners of production companies should take into consideration. You will have to be connected (or know somebody that knows somebody) to actually get that opportunity to intern. I'm glad you are giving it to us "hot hot" like you have always done. Thank you for everything. #Mentor
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 21:08

    Iyanuoluwa 'Lawande Temitopedancer

    Weldone uncle Niyi !!!
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 21:27


    Thanks for this PIECE. Please I have a movie I produced last year, I'm trying to sell it out but it's kinda of taking time. The movie stars actors like Liz Benson, Alex Usifo and other upcoming actors. please can u help with the sales? Or possibly give me links that could help? My email is I look forward to your assistance sir. Thanks Olawale Peter
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 21:39

    Adebimpe Adebambo

    Hope you were able to see my debut animation short film if not, here is the vimeo link Looking forward to hearing from you. Do keep these informative posts coming and thanks for always sharing!
  • Posted: August 12, 2017 23:06

    Tunji Akinsehinwa

    I agree with nearly all of what you say except that I think filmmakers need to expand beyond drama and comedies to develop our audiences viewing habits and to evolve and improve us a filmmakers. The other thing we need is studios and sound stages
  • Posted: August 13, 2017 00:32


    Wow! Wow!! Wow!!! This is APT!!!!! Just what I always say there are many other aspects to explore in film production. Thanks for this beautifully written piece Mr Niyi. Look forward to reading more from you.
  • Posted: August 13, 2017 01:05


    Thanks for your large heart. Too many 'elders' have kept these truths from children like us. Thanks for not being one of them.
  • Posted: August 13, 2017 01:32

    Folorunsho Oluwasegun

    Niyi, this is why I like you. Well done and keep up saying the truth and inspiring/educating the industry. You are too gbaski. By the way, this post has given me a idea on film distribution in Nija. As a typical Nija man, when the money comes I may not share it with you sha.
  • Posted: August 13, 2017 07:28

    Charles Ukpong

    Great work from a great guy. I chanced upon your blog when I was searching for film business plan and budget, I dare say what I saw was insightful...this one is "over-insightful" if there is any word like that. More so, because recently I met a guy who wants to invest in films and would like me to produce for him. But my guy has not only been listening to hypes but been reading all the hypes and is so carried away. And I honestly don't want him to get his fingers burnt. As an actor (yet to produce a film), I pay keen attention and observe a lot when on location, read a lot of stuffs on production and producing, attend workshops and seminars but I completely align with you that producing in Nollywood defies all the logic. If you haven't experienced it, you have not gotten it. And my experience is just not enough to guarantee this my potential investor guy of successful outing first time. So, this is where I am going. I need your help. Iam not ashamed to ask even on this open platform. By the way, I met you physically for the first time at Social Media Week 2017 at Landmark Events Centre on the day you along with Noble Igwe, Moses Babatope, Yinka Epega and others talked on film distribution. Now, what help do I want. I remember in 2001 as a cast of Wole Soyinka's play "King Baabu", Tunde Awosanmi was doing his PhD at UI, he requested for Prof Wole Soyinka to allow him just sit at his rehearsals and watch him work. Prof obliged. Today, Tunde Awosanmi is one of the masters in directing for stage and authority in directing Soyinka's works. Niyi, Iam asking for you to allow me just watch you work on locations or observe you hold production meetings, etc. I will be super glad if you can oblige me. Iam of the middle-aged school (if any) and Iam doing a lot to catch up with the new school. Great job. Weldone! I await your positive rep.
    • Posted: August 13, 2017 08:18


      Lol. I don't get to make many movies a year, but if u hear I'm filming, reach out
  • Posted: August 13, 2017 10:49

    Olajide Victor

    thank you for this sir
  • Posted: August 13, 2017 13:09


    Always eye- and mind-opening. Thank you sir
  • Posted: August 14, 2017 07:02


    Thanks for this piece. Insightful on many grounds. Production, distribution, expansion, investment and expectation. Thanks man
  • Posted: August 14, 2017 17:20


    This was exactly what i was discussing with my cousin who is a banker days ago about investing in Nollywood after i saw an episode of a popular TV series, Science In Movies. We discussed about investing in props, special effects, mini cinema, sound effect studios etc I told him the story of Eric Aghimien being detained by custom people for 2 days just for importing plastic guns, he told me that banks are looking for peeps that can invest in such things like fake guns etc with banks back up, an individual can import it without custom's interference, he explained to me the processes to get all these things in Nigeria, which only a banker can understand. It's easy if you know whats up and have the money, but our movie lovers invest wrongly, they just want fast money. PS. A facebook friend of mine just launched a Nollywood IMDB kinda site, the link is (she needs our help to develop it), and for audition site; there are and
  • Posted: August 15, 2017 09:47

    Danny Nwauzorma

    You jellof rice is really sweet... i really really enjoyed this one....
  • Posted: August 15, 2017 23:37

    Joy Ohiaeri

    Wow! I'm speechless. Thank you so much sir. Your piece is indeed an eye opener.
  • Posted: August 16, 2017 09:32

    Usen Listowell Efe

    Niyi. What most of the entire nigerian film scenery needs from my own POV is a fresh attempt at a clean slate in the film business and more fundamentally the art. It does seem like there have been a lack of evolution coming from key stakeholders including actors and film crew in general and not a lot of investment in skill acquisition infrastructures like elite film schools and what-have-you. Only when that has been locked in could a business revamping endeavour take on a life of its own naturally. The actors these days seem like they are interested in appearing behind the cameras a lot more than lending the required slavish devotion to their deliveries. Directors seem to rely more on the number of works under their belt than the quality of those works when defending justifications for their credibility. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't mean this applies to everyone in the industry, we still have a few Mavericks in there towing unique paths with the added burden of battling the noise from the mediocres, but this seems to open up a different set of issue entirely- the industry is heavy on them. In a nut shell the culture is still a bit frail and would require some deliberately thoughtful rebuilding. Doesn't take away the fact that there remains a whole world of untapped potential, who's a brave enough to take on the challenge of unfurling is the big question begging the urgent and obvious answer. Great read by the way. Wish you good luck on all your future endeavors
  • Posted: August 17, 2017 18:01

    Toye Peters

    I just cant quantify the amount of knowledge I draw from this site through your articles. Thanks for being a voice to the up and coming in an industry where sharing is so scarce. I would like to meet you Sir for a opportunity to intern with you. Thanks
  • Posted: August 18, 2017 04:41

    Adewole Kehinde

    I am always coming late! Why? I don't know! Niyi, nice one once again. I read through carefully, it was insightful to say the least! One major issue is the internship as some has also stated. It's really hard to intern in movie productions in Nigeria. You hardly know when things are done and how things are being done. You only get to see the finished works! I want to work with some of these producers as an intern. I would really love to watch you work Mr. Niyi. I will get through to you with one of my scripts. Hopefully, very soon. All the best sir!
  • Posted: August 18, 2017 10:13

    Ani Iyoho

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Thank you for this insight. #deep So this is what you have been doing Behind Behind Behind the scenes and I have been missing out on? God dey. I dey hia now. Thanks again Boss Niyi. Please I'd love some kinda notification or update. And might I suggest that the Comment Slot stays on top of the comments so it's easy to spot. As time goes on and the comments become a lot, finding the comment slot would be tricky as its way below. I don't know if something can be done about that. No be "I too know* I dey do ooo. Nah suggestion. I had a difficult time locating the comment slot today. Thanks again
  • Posted: August 19, 2017 07:52


    Thanks. this was really enlightening. Finally cleared my doubts of going into production of Christian movies.
  • Posted: September 1, 2017 10:12

    Obinna Awiaka

    I have always loved Nollywood and the comedy industry because they have grown tremendously over the years. I was about to invest into Nollywood but with this article, I will keep my money and pick up a pen and paper to learn. Niyi you are the master.
  • Posted: September 5, 2017 02:50

    Kehinde odunowo

    Thank you very much Mr Niyi for sharing with its from your wealth of knowledge and experience. I have 3 questions and will be more than glad of you will be kind enough to reply. 1. can I use an Australian song by a singer who is late as the soundtrack for one of my movies without the permission of the singer and still produce my film and get a copyright licence for the film. 2. i make Gospel films but what does the market really say for Gospel films 3. lastly can one get a corporate organisation to sponsor a Gospel television serial.
  • Posted: September 5, 2017 02:55

    Kehinde odunowo

    Thank you very much Mr Niyi for sharing with us from your wealth of knowledge and experience. I have 3 questions and will be more than glad if you will be kind enough to reply. 1. can I use an Australian song by a singer who is late as the soundtrack for one of my movies without the permission of the singer and still produce my film and get a copyright licence for the film. 2. i make Gospel films but what does the market really say for Gospel films 3. lastly can one get a corporate organisation to sponsor a Gospel television serial
  • Posted: September 6, 2017 12:49


  • Posted: September 8, 2017 09:24


    Thanks for this Mr. Niyi. Again, you have renewed my desire to learn as I press on with my short videos. I'm grateful
  • Posted: September 14, 2017 06:26

    savior villageWriter

    Nice piece, I've learned
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 18:08


    well said sir, i think the way forward is evolving from guerrilla movie production to proper movie production for all. but you know Nigerians Na we are to selfish to help our selves, some valid points raised i'll look into some of the pointers you dropped. when you spoke and the kinda movies Nigerians like which is Naija movies still, i remember a story i came up with to me its sick but will it sell to a Nigerian audience? the possibilities are endless but na Naija we dey. there are a lot of questions and a lot to do as Nigerians... We will get there.. its just a matter of time
  • Posted: November 7, 2017 07:45

    Patience Bitrus

    This was a really great post. I took time to read the comments and it was also insightful. This platform is a great place to learn. Sharing ideas with like minds is the best. Ideas are all around but carrying it out is what matters
  • Posted: December 7, 2017 23:10


    God bless you for this article..... Am just delighted and lucky to come across this at this point in my life and career
  • Posted: March 12, 2018 18:30

    Bernie Wills

    Thanks you sir. I'd really like to intern at anthill Studios. I love film making and nollywood film but I don't know jack. I'm willing to learn. Thanks
  • Posted: May 16, 2018 17:02


    Thank you for taking the time to write this piece for the benefit of some of us who are new in this industry. I was looking for something else online when I bumped into this piece and I couldn't resist. From your suggestions to your words of advice, this will help one navigate this industry, wisely.
  • Posted: September 9, 2018 21:17

    Emma Ayalogu

    Pally, this is insightful and helpful. I won't fail to commend you, thanks a zillion for sharing.