Nigeria Plans for the Future With New Studio Spaces as Hollywood Investment Grows
To kick off their continent-wide promotional tour ahead of the African release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” director Ryan Coogler and stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Tenoch Huerta and Winston Duke touched down in Lagos, Nigeria on Nov.
6.The splashy premiere was just the latest sign that the hub of the West African nation’s prodigious Nollywood film industry is central to Hollywood’s plans for the continent, with recent years witnessing a raft of investment in Nigerian production from studios including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus and Sony Pictures Television.Plans are now underway to build two world-class studio complexes in Lagos, which their local and foreign backers hope will attract big-budget international productions to Nigeria.
If the gambit pays off, Coogler & Co.
won’t be returning to Lagos simply to walk the red carpet, but also to lens future chapters of Marvel’s blockbuster,
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