Nollywood & Bollywood join together to host Film Festival

Nollywood actress Ini Edo & Bollywood Star Shilpa Shetty

Nollywood actress Ini Edo & Bollywood Star Shilpa Shetty

Bollywood (India movie industry) and Nollywood have concluded plans to host a joint film festival for both movie industries to commemorate the 60th and 50th independence anniversaries of both countries respectively.

The festival, which is scheduled to take place in Nigeria by January 2010, is expected to serve as a vehicle for strengthening the cultural and economic ties that have existed between the two countries over the years.

Bollywood & Nollywood have recently been ranked the first and second  largest movie industries respectively. India serving a large population of over 1.1 billion citizens, and Nigeria, 140 million.

Prof. Dora Akunyili, the Minister of Information and Communication commended the effort of the Indian government in making this historic event possible, and observed that the two countries have had a long-standing cordial economic and cultural relationship.

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  • BOMBCHELL - in Atl June 24, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    WOW are you serious!!!? this is gonna be crazy! let me go tell my sis, she love bollywood films

  • Lola June 25, 2009 at 6:14 am

    That's not Shilpa Shetty.

  • sally December 12, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Lola is right. that's not Shilpa Shetty at all

  • sally December 12, 2009 at 10:30 am

    She's right. that's not Shilpa Shetty at all

  • Daniela February 11, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I love bollywood.

  • sweet April 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Two beautiful women – two beautiful countries!!
    This is the beginning of achieving great success in the future

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