#NECLive7: Tope Oshin’s Fireside Chat With Bolanle Olukanni

A fireside chat between Tope Oshin and Bolanle Olukanni at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference delved into discussions about Nigeria’s entertainment industry  as regards to Nollywood.

Tope Oshin shared her experience as one of the first female film directors in Nollywood and how she was encouraged to try her hands on directing by the late ace director Amaka Igwe .

She also shared the challenges she encountered while starting out and how rigid the industry was at that time towards female directors.

Bolanle Olukanni drew the conversation towards the difference between home videos that are shot within three days and films that are made for the cinemas over a long period of time.

Oshin said that both forms are important and that it was necessary for Africans to tell their own stories, citing her experience at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood where her movie, New Money was screened.