Deep in the heart of Nigeria sits a hidden treasure, you will be surprised to know that cinema culture has been around for decades.
The archive itself comprises over one million still images and 300 hours of film footage, dating from circa 1940 to the 1970. Its images provide a range of works from universal, MGM and other big studios.
Colonial filmmakers had produced and exhibited non-theatrically films for local audiences within Nigeria since the 1920s, through mobile cinema vans, a series of films, which sought to instruct local audiences in better sanitation and health care primarily for rural Nigerian audiences.
Wayside Cinemas was founded in 1948 and Premiere Cinemas was founded in 1958 both of which are located in Nigeria, West Africa . Cinema culture in Nigeria which took a dive in the 1980s thru 2010 has made a resurgence in recent times.