Nollywood Stars

Nollywood Stars

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In this comprehensive study of Nollywood stardom around the world, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industrya€™s top on-screen talents have helped Nollywood to expand beyond West Africa and into the diaspora to become one of the globe's most prolific and diverse media producers. Carrying VHS tapes and DVDs onto airplanes and publicizing new methods of film distribution, the stars are active agents in the global circulation of Nollywood film. From Omotola Jalade-Ekeindea€™s cameo role on VH1a€™s popular seriesHit the Floorto Oge Okoyea€™s startling impersonation of Lady Gaga, this book follows Nollywood stars from Lagos to London, Ouagadougou, Cannes, Paris, Porto-Novo, Sekondi-Takoradi, Dakar, Accra, Atlanta, Houston, New York, and Los Angeles. Tsika tracks their efforts to integrate into various entertainment cultures, but never to the point of effacing their African roots.If, in the BlackBerry Babes trilogy, an incorruptible approach to the internet is largely limited to Eniola Badmusa#39; ... to similarly rescue Globacom from the perils of essentialism, marking it as a corporation with a clear conscience and the capacity to self-correct. ... a€œMister, in my hand here I have the BlackBerry Javelin; I have the BlackBerry Bold 1; the BlackBerry Bold 2; and I also have the BlackBerry Curve.

Title:Nollywood Stars
Author: Noah A. Tsika
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2015-04-10

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