Nigerian film producer, Femi Odugbemi, has called on stakeholders in the Nollywood and the Ghanaian movie industries to come together to create value for their respective economies.
According to the CEO of Zuri24 Media Limited, this will reduce unemployment if the various stakeholders including the governments work together to create the right business environment.
Speaking at the MultiChoice Africa Digital Dialogues 2018 Conference in Dubai, he encouraged collaboration between the two movie industries to improve distribution, production and sharing of ideas for more marketable stories.
“Ghana and Nigeria should work together to grow their respective movie industries and that of the West African sub-region. This collaboration will contribute greatly to the improvement of the two industries and our countries,” he said.
He bemoaned the fact that some individuals and institutions worked at denying parties from the two countries to access distribution outlets within their markets.
The Nigerian movie industry is valued at about $3 billion dollars and is estimated to employ about three hundred thousand people directly.
According a 2015 report by EY, Nollywood has become the second largest movie industry in the world after that of India.