Tunde Kelani on Nigerian cinema and beyond
The acclaimed Nollywood director on the issues and obstacles faced by Nigerian cinema
Mumbai: Nollywood is said to be the world’s third largest film industry after Hollywood and Bollywood, but the issues and obstacles facing some of its filmmakers are local, micro and long-standing, says one of its most well-known exponents. Tunde Kelani, a man of many talents, who was in Mumbai to attend the film trade event FICCI-Frames (12-14 March), has been directing and producing movies since the seventies. Tunde Kelani (“Call me TK") is now 66 and counted as a Nollywood veteran, but he is still taking it one film at a time, facing challenges in production and exhibition that refuse to go away despite the popularity of Nigerian cinema in at home and among the diaspora.