Happy Nigerian Independence Day! Today marks the 52nd anniversary of Nigeria’s independence from Britain. Here at MTV Iggy, we’re celebrating by bumping some of our favorite Naija artists: WizKid, Nneka, and D’banj, just to name a few.
One aspect of the Nigerian pop music industry that isn’t talked about enough is Nollywood – the popular film industry based in Lagos, Africa’s largest. For a thorough primer on the past and present of West African cinema, check out this new audio documentary from Afropop Worldwide, “Nollywood: Nigeria’s Mirror.”