1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Film making is an art form that is a combination of techniques and talents. These techniques and talents are borrowed from other art forms like literature, music, dance, amongst others. The film maker makes use of his artistic creation to fuse these art forms to come up with a written screen play.
Many films are adaptations from literary sources. In certain quarters, adapting a novel, story; oral or written, a drama text, requires more skills and originality than working with an original screen play.
Furthermore, the better the literary work, it is believed the more difficult the adaptation, it is for the reason that many film adaptation are based on mediocre sources, for few people get angry or disappointed at the modification required in the film if the source itself is of the highest quality.
The video-film is one art form, and one of the most vibrant forms of popular art in contemporary Nigerian post colonial cultural space. The Genre of film narrative produced on video crosses several borders: Technical medium, class and social sector. Video-film in Nigeria is known as something between television and cinema. Video film is an example of Nigeria’s involvement is what some scholars refer to as a dubious modernity which on the other hand ties local practice to the global world. This popular art form was created out of the necessity of a country’s economic predicament. During the economic, religious, and political exigencies of Nigeria, film producers and businessmen, alike, turned to the video technology as the last resort when it became obvious that they could no longer afford to tell stories in celluloid format.
The film came into Nigeria in the advance guard of colonialism. The film came with explorers, merchants and missionaries. The film came into existence in Nigeria when television was introduced in 1959, which offered the citizenry opportunity to share in various televised experiences.
The background of this paper shows how the existence of Nollywood came to be as it showcases the root of Nollywood, this project also stands to proffer situations to the nation politically.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Nollywood, in which this research paper work emphasizes on the problems of the nation politically, how leaders lead, the benefit to the masses which are the citizens. Nollywood Industry has produced films on different genres such as: Religious, cultural, Economic, Political, and many others. It addresses the method in which politics are played in Nigeria. Consequently, this work is a study on the impact of Nollywood on Nigeria Politics using these Nollywood movies as a study; NIGERIAN POLITICS and LAST VOTE.