Nigerian actors and members of the creative community gathered together at a YouTube event titled ‘Celebration of Nollywood on Africa Day’ on Thursday night.
The event, held in Victoria Island, Lagos celebrated the enchanting world of Nollywood and marked the significant contributions of African storytelling through cinema.
It also paid tributes to the creators who bring these narratives to life.
The event welcomed 150 attendees and assembled prominent celebrities and influential personalities from the Nollywood industry.
Notable guests included Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Ademoye, Adeyemi Okanlawon, Mr. Macaroni, and Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman.
Top Nigerian YouTube content creators such as Taaooma, Broda Shaggi, and Brainjotter also graced the event.
Among the sessions at the event was a panel discussion addressing Nollywood’s growth and the potential of digital technology in the industry.
The panelists, including Murphy Ben, CEO of Murphy Ben International and Aforevo, Taaooma, and Rahama Sadau, shared insights on leveraging digital technology for industry growth and scalability.
Alex Okosi, YouTube EMEA managing director for emerging markets, delivered a speech acknowledging the significant impact of Nollywood and the transformative power of storytelling.
He emphasised YouTube’s dedication to partnering with Nollywood and serving as a platform where meaningful stories are shared and celebrated globally.
“Your work is reshaping global narratives about Africa and Nigeria. It’s not merely entertainment – it’s powerful, transformative, and making a real difference,” Okosi said.
“The stories you tell, the emotions you evoke, resonate with audiences worldwide. YouTube is privileged to partner with you and provide a platform where these impactful narratives can be shared and celebrated globally.”
The event also showcased the dynamic culture and creativity of Africa, emphasising the significant role that Nollywood plays in shaping global perceptions and narratives.
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