Nigerian Minister calls for more Nollywood content

The Minister of Information and culture in Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was in Cannes France for the MIPTV to promote Nollywood content and call for more local content following the completion of the Digital Switch Over process. He further announced that digital signal will be roll out in Kaduna before the end of the month and in three other states by May this year.

Another takeaway from here is that we have seen that we are doing more than how we are appreciated on the DSO especially among our peers because we have gone many steps ahead of many African countries.”

He also praised the Nigerian industry with such actors as: Iroko or Aforevo. He commented: “As we can see, the Iroko Production is doing well in development of rich Nigerian contents and the Aforevo that is concerned about taking Nollywood to Francophone countries is of global standard. We also have other entrepreneurs who are content builders and producers”.

The Minister has a clear mindset for the future for Nigerian broadcasting industry commented: “We must see how we can build contacts and relationship that will enrich content production when we go fully digital”.