UNWTO mulls Nollywood-Hollywood collaboration
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on Wednesday proposed a collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood to further export African culture.
Zurab Pololikashuili, Secretary General, UNWTO, said this during the UNWTO Conference on “Linking Tourism, Culture and the Creative Industries”, held in Lagos.
Mr Pololikashuili, who said he was impressed with Nollywood performance over the years, noted that the proposed collaboration would feature a roadshow using cinemas and the creative industry to export the potential of tourism and African culture.
“We can do a lot of things together, if we can speak on this from Nollywood and Hollywood, and we agree, then at our next meeting, we will sign the necessary documents.
“With this, it will be easier to understand one another, I say congratulations to Nigerians, to have succeeded with Nollywood.
“The various presentations have been interesting and amazing and I am happy to have made new friends here in Nigeria,” he said.
The three-day global conference which commenced November 14 would end November 16.
The conference attracted delegates from across the globe.
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