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Nollywood star Linda Ejiofor. Credit: Ike Ude/qz.com

Nollywood is giving the world a taste of true African glamour

Last month the romantic comedy The Wedding Party became the first movie from Nigeria’s growing film industry to break 400 million naira ($1.3 million).

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Nollywood: Nigeria stands out at the Toronto International Film Festival

Nigerian filmmakers, producers and actors are hoping a spotlight on Lagos at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will open Nollywood up to the world.

Kunle Afolayan at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos for the premiere of his new film, The CEO. Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images

Premiere on a plane: How Nollywood is aiming mile-high

The world’s most prolific film industry may be beset by problems, but director Kunle Afolayan is hoping to help it take off.

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Lunch with the FT: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Over jollof rice in Lagos, the Nigerian novelist talks about race, gender, her hard-edged heroines and her optimism for her home country — while revealing some surprising news.

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Akosua Adoma Owusu to Adapt Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Short Story

Another novel by acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is getting the film treatment.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author of “Half of a Yellow Sun”

Baileys prize crowns Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as its 'best of the best' of the last decade

Pitted against nine other titles – from Zadie Smith’s On Beauty to Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel of the Biafran war, Half of a Yellow Sun, has been named the best winner of the women’s prize for fiction of the last decade – by both the public and a 10-strong judging panel.

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iROKOtv - The Netflix of Africa: Ashish Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group

Behind a high-security gate on a side road off the frenetic Apapa Oworonshoki Expressway, in the Anthony Village district of mainland Lagos, stands a nondescript three-story concrete building.

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13 Inspiring Quotes From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Occasionally, I forget why I love reading so much and my book consumption drops precipitously, until I come across a book that jolts me out of my funk.

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The danger of a single story (TED Talk): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Video)

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the World of African Literature

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the best-selling Nigerian author, wants American readers to know that African writers don’t just write about Africa’s problems.

British-Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of 'Half of a Yellow Sun’, the Nigerian film industry's biggest production to date

The rise and rise of the $5B industry called Nollywood

Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry is booming, but lack of funding and rampant piracy holds it back. A stronger effort to improve quality, enforce intellectual property laws and clampdown on piracy should help to generate substantial revenues that really whet the appetite of investors.

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Chinua Achebe: After Empire - An interview with The New Yorker from 2008

In a myth told by the Igbo people of Nigeria, men once decided to send a messenger to ask Chuku, the supreme god, if the dead could be permitted to come back to life.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Credit: Akintunde Akinleye

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: An interview with Vogue

I’m on the shore of Lagos Lagoon with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on a late afternoon in January. It is harmattan season, when a hot wind blows across the Sahara, bringing dust that makes the sun glow dark gold as it hangs over the palm trees on the opposite shore.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun included in BBC's list of "The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels"

In her audacious and vividly imagined second novel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie drew upon her ancestral past to write about the Biafra conflict, which traumatized her country and her family for three years after the Igbo people of eastern Nigeria seceded in 1967.

'Ghana Must Go' by Taiye Selasi

African writers take center stage

Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.

Inside the iRoko offices in Lagos

iROKOtv, 'Nigeria's Netflix', takes Nollywood to a global audience

An episode of Shuga, a popular soap opera set in Kenya, is playing on a screen at the offices of iRoko TV – an online platform commonly dubbed the “Netflix of Africa”.

Scene from the "Half of a Yellow Sun" movie

Nigerian films try to move upmarket: Nollywood's new scoreboard

NIGERIAN cinephiles rejoiced this month as news emerged that “Half of a Yellow Sun” (pictured above), arguably the most ambitious film project in the nation’s history, had received a release date in its own country.

Colonel Emeka Ojukwu, Military Governor of Biafra

Nigeria's history problem needs the light from "Half of a Yellow Sun"

We Nigerians must deal with our fear of examining the civil war and the wrongs of the past. Biyi Bandele’s new film is a step forward.

Director Biyi Bandele and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attended the premiere in Lagos in April

Half of a Yellow Sun film approved by Nigeria censors

The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.

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'Half of a Yellow Sun' Movie: A Review by the Chicago Sun-Times

Writer-director Biyi Bandele has taken Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s engrossing 2006 novel “Half of a Yellow Sun,” a story of epic proportions, and adapted it into a well-acted and ambitious film.

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Hiding From Our Past by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

On the margins of my happy childhood, there was a shadow: the Biafran war. I was born seven years after it ended, and did not experience any material deprivations—I had a bicycle, dolls, books—but my family was scarred by it.

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Nigeria's Nollywood Reaches Mainstream with 'Half of a Yellow Sun'

Nigeria’s bustling film industry is about to take a giant leap forward with the upcoming U.S. release of “Half of a Yellow Sun.”

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Nollywood: The new business of African film

With Nigeria leading the way, 2014 could prove a banner year for the African film industry.