Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood produced a total of 375 movies in the 3rd quarter of 2021, with Lagos and Abuja leading production with 159 and 108 produced movies.

This was disclosed by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) in a report on Saturday.

The Special Assistant on Media to the Executive Director/CEO, NFVCB, Mr Joshua Olomu, stated that the report was for the third quarter of the year, covering all films submitted to the board’s offices for the period, as film production declined from highs of 635 produced in the second quarter and 416 in the first quarter.

What they said

“The report is for onward submission to the relevant Federal Government authority for the compilation of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter (GDP) Q3, 2021,” the report stated.

The NFVCB revealed that Lagos had the highest number of movies produced for the period with 159, while Abuja followed closely with 108 movies and Onitsha with 83 movies.

Other production cities include Kano at 8, while Port Harcourt and Jos recorded 6, respectively, and Benin recorded 5 movies produced during the review period.

What you should know

Nairametrics reported last month that Nollywood movie producers produced a total of 1,051 movies in the first six months of 2021, 1.7% higher than movies produced in the corresponding period of 2020, according to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).