2013 is an eventful year in the Nigerian movie scene popularly known as Nollywood. As usual, there was
always something going on in the industry but those that got our attention are the scandals which were plentiful this year. Sadly as well, we lost some great actors and on the flip side, the industry also welcomed a lot of new faces as well. There were fights, make-ups, marriages, break-ups, awards, fall from glory and much more.
Asides these, the industry as a whole had a lot of breakthroughs in many ways. We had more films in festivals around the world. The government have started redeeming it’s pledge to the industry by allowing movie practitioners to have access to grants. The quality of our movies is improving with better equipment being used and well trained crew manning them.
Also this year, Nigeria actress, Omotola was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is the first Nigerian and first African actor to be rated so high. This has increased her profile around the world and it even landed her a Hollywood role, though a little role.
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