Igala [entry]

J. S. Boston
2003 Oxford Art Online   unpublished
The Igala home movie sub-industry popularly called Igawood, is today the most vibrant emerging entertainment industry in Igalaland and its audiences beyond. It has become a phenomenon projecting the Igala culture and language among the Igala within and in the diaspora. Aduku Armstrong Idachaba produced the first commercial Igala movie, Amoboni, in 1994. This opened the floodgates for experiments in these new commercial ventures for especially, the youths. This paper seeks to document the basic
more » ... document the basic issues that will in the future serve as reference points. While the sub-industry is growing, this paper has documented a number of facts on its origin, Qualitative research method was adopted for this paper. Among other factors, findings show that oral tradition influences the thematic preoccupations of Igawood. It was also found that the Igala home movie (Igawood) needs institutional support especially in the area of training to improve its production quality.
doi:10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.t039867 fatcat:mjhy372mtfemrfn2mke3hdzlgq