Jamaica’s Motion Picture Industry is looking to collaborate with Nigeria’s Nollywood. Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Janet Olisa revealed this during a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) in Abuja.

It was duly noted that the Jamaican industry appreciates the Nigerian story and the use of films to promote the Nigerian culture.  This has endeared the Jamaica motion picture key players who are ready to form collaboration through acting, production and marketing.

Janet Olisa said: “They are already in love with our movies, as I have just showcased `The Wedding Party 1,’ and had several discussions with some of their investors, and they are ready for the marketing of our movies…

The University of West Indies is now asking for collaboration with Nollywood and the Censors board, and they have given me a draft MoU for possible consideration on how best we can work together…

They want to teach their people the Nigerian story of Nollywood, because they are proud and willing to know what Nollywood did to get to its present height…

Besides, Jamaicans want to see more of Nigerian and their actors working together to do movies.”

Olisa said she hopes that the two countries will be able to ride on this platform to form a business and content driven collaboration.

She continued: “I have discovered that culture, tourism and our movie industry most especially, are veritable platforms that can be used to strengthen our bilateral relation with Jamaica”.

The Director of the board expressed his excitement at Oliseh’s tenacity towards projecting the rich stories and cultures of the Nigerian movie industry. He assured that the association will do all in its power to ensure a successful collaboration. He concluded by giving Janet Olisa the title of ‘Cultural Ambassador’ of the board.

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