A book celebrating the 30-year achievement of Nigeria’s cinema and film industry practitioners is out.


The book, titled ’30: Three Decades Of The New Nigerian Cinema – A Bystander’s Verdict’, is authored by Steve Ayorinde.

Ayorinde is a journalist, film critic, and former commissioner for tourism arts & culture in Lagos.

His new book is being sold globally by Amazon in print (hardcopy and paperback) and on Kindle.


Patrons Media, the co-publisher of the title, said in a statement that the new release is also available on Smashwords and Lulu for global audiences.

The book is also up on Okadabooks in Nigeria.

A formal unveiling, it is understood, is to happen at the end of March 2023.


’30: Three Decades Of The New Nigerian Cinema – A Bystander’s Verdict’ curates 30 of those that the author considers outstanding among directors, actors, actresses, and feature films released in Nigeria since 1992.

On the book’s content, the author said: “This book seeks to celebrate and document some of the outstanding films, directors, actors, and landmark events, which have in the past 30 years, defined the industry we now celebrate.

“This industry was built out of their sweat and labour of love.

“The choices contained in this publication are simply my preferences as someone who has encountered the industry and most of its key players closely for more than 30 years.”


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