NBS says Lagos State produced the best variety of motion pictures within the first quarter of 2021 whereas Benin and Bauchi recorded the least with two motion pictures every.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that 416 Nigerian motion pictures have been produced within the first quarter of 2021.
In line with the company, the determine is lots lesser than 903, which was the variety of Nigerian movies produced within the final quarter of 2020.
NBS mentioned this within the “Nollywood Films Manufacturing Information – Q2 2017 to Q1 2021” revealed on its web site on Friday.
Though the company didn’t give a cause for the sharp fall, it acknowledged that the lower indicated a decline of 53.93 per cent quarter on quarter.
It additionally mentioned that the variety of motion pictures produced within the first quarter of 2020 was 407, indicating a development of two.21 per cent yr on yr.
The NBS additionally added that Lagos State had the best variety of motion pictures produced by location within the first quarter of 2021 with 149 carefully adopted by Onitsha in Anambra State with 140 motion pictures.
Nonetheless, Benin and Bauchi recorded the least with two motion pictures every.
The NBS mentioned its knowledge was supplied by the Nationwide Movie and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) and verified and validated by the NBS.
A film promoter within the Hausa movie trade, also called the Kannywood, lamented the scenario.
Hassana Dalhat, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES, mentioned the trade has witnessed a pointy fall in film manufacturing and advertising.
“I’m a movie promoter within the Kannywood trade, however so far as I’m involved, enterprise and manufacturing have considerably dropped within the final years. The manufacturing shouldn’t be for the market anymore.
“Filmmakers solely produce movies for cable channels and what number of are they going to make? What’s the revenue? Many filmmakers have run out of enterprise, solely main producers who’ve big capital are making a number of motion pictures, and their movies are solely considered on cable community.
“So on this context, you can’t also have a cause to wish to measure any indices.”