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Nollywood struggling with effects of global pandemic

By DW
12 September 2020   |   6:09 am
Nigeria is the world's second-largest producer of movies. But since the COVID-19 lockdowns began, it has lost millions of dollars. Artists and filmmakers are struggling to survive — and are now looking for alternatives.

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