The Nolly Awards recognise professionals from various disciplines across Nollywood; from Directors and Actors to Make up Artistes and Sound Designers, that contribute to the success of globally renowned movies reflecting Nigeria’s vast and diverse cultural heritage. At Nolly Awards we are dedicated to recognising and rewarding these talents. There is a need to give back to ‘our own’ and encourage its continued growth and influence across the world.
The Evolution of Nollywood
With the origins of Nollywood beginning in 1926, the industry is the 3rd largest in the world churning out over 1000 movies annually across the globe. It has a growing fan base spread across Africa, Europe, North America and the Caribbean islands. Particularly, large communities in South America, with strong historical and cultural links to Nigeria form a significant followership of the industry.