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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Nollywood Allegedly Gets N420m Grant From The Federal Govt...

The federal government says it has released N420.2m to Nollywood to improve and support aspiring practitioners.

Patricia Deworitshe, deputy director of information, federal ministry of finance, on Friday, said the money, which is the second tranche payment, will benefit 105 film distributors.

The federal government had earlier introduced the ‘Project Act Nollywood,’ with three primary components aimed at developing the movie making value chain.

The components are the Film Production Fund (FPF), Capacity Building Fund (CBF) and Innovative Distribution Fund (IDF).

The FPF and CBF have been fully implemented, while the IDF, which is the third component of the project, is on-going.

The IDF covers online, national, regional and community categories of Nollywood film distribution and exhibition.

The objectives of IDF are to improve the distribution network of Nigerian audio-visual contents, cut down on piracy, create jobs, and protect intellectual property rights (IPR) within the Nigerian entertainment industry.

N1.8bn was approved for disbursement to 106 beneficiaries in this component, and N1.335bn was disbursed earlier in the year as the first tranche to 105 beneficiaries.

Deworitshe said that before the release of the second tranche, the finance ministry had earlier carried out a successful monitoring and evaluation of the first tranche disbursement.

“Fifteen community cinemas and viewing centres have been established through the grant and this has improved the distribution network of movies in Nigeria,” she said.

“The programme has supported 18 firms in strengthening online distribution platforms, this has helped curb illegal downloads and piracy.

“Two hundred and fifty-six permanent jobs and 544 temporary jobs have been created through the financial support provided to 105 beneficiaries by the programme.”

Deworitshe said the programme had also aided the extension of the Nollywood industry to sub-Sahara Africa through the funding of national distributors to expand their distribution capacity and network.

She said through the programme, distributors had expanded their capacity to lip-synching their content in French for onward distribution to the ECOWAS sub-region.
from thecable

*Nollywood people please confirm this News in the comment section because I have not heard any Nollywood pension mention this grant which is supposedly the second batch...hmmm!!


  1. E maa sun owo naa oooooooooo

  2. One person will embezzle half of it!...
    Who is the AGN president now?...if it's that broke ass Emeka Ike,the money is gone!!...

    1. I doubt is emeka because I haven't heard about d ANG for a very long time now, unlike wen ibinabo was the president. ...

    2. Lol....easy on him mami

  3. FG should invest in electricity and good road and leave Nollywood to keep entertaining us with their type of movies. That's what makes the unique 😁

  4. Nollywood ko,pension person pocket d moni go land put!

  5. I wish the money will be used for the purpose

  6. Some of them go die on top this money...

  7. The fake pastorian dullardeens have started sharing their own loot. When GEJ did it they said he stole and shouted corruption. Now they are doing it they are calling it grant. Our mumu never do


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