Nollywood is one of the biggest industry in Nigeria and ranked third just behind of Hollywood and Bollywood in the world.
Nollywood had produced great talents over the years in terms of writers, producers, actors and actresses, videographers and so on. The likes of Chico Ejiro, Mercy Johnson, Zeb Ejiro, Genevieve Nnaji and so many talents are products of Nollywood.
The presence of Nollywood had become an avenue for many, to acquire their dream of working in the entertainment industry, and youth who dreamt of becoming a star on television can now actualize their dream.
In this article, we are going to list some of the film school available in the country, where you can acquire the skill to acquire what it takes to be part of Nollywood.
1. Del-York Creative Academy:
this was established by Linus Idahosa, and it is located in Abuja( they were previously in Lagos). The academy works in partnership with New York film Academy, and they boost of high profile instructors from Hollywood, offering a wide range of courses from digital filmmaking, acting classes, directing, screenwriting, digital photography, music video production, graphics, makeup and custom designs, special effects and so on. The academy has produced people like James Omoke, a filmmaker, Tamara Eteimo and hip hop group Show Dem Camp.
2. Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA):
this academy is located in Lagos and was founded by two veterans in acting in Nollywood, Olu Jacobs, and wife, Joke Silva. The academy provides practical training in performing arts of international quality and they give diploma and certificate programs in acting, scriptwriting, cinematography, custom design, radio presentation, stage performance, directing and so on. The likes of Abiodun Kassim, Omoye Uzamere, Ayobami Ajike and Orji Ibe are products of this academy.
3. Royal Art Academy: this academy was established by Emem Using in June 2010 to help in nurturing talent and skills specifically in acting, directing, editing and screenwriting. It is one of the most highly rated film academies in the country.
4. PEFTI Film Institute: this institute was founded by one of Nigeria greatest TV series producer, Wale Adenuga, it is located in Ajao Estate, Isolo, Lagos. They provide training and offer diplomas in music, acting, script writing, production, and editing.
5. HD Film Academy: this is another academy with high standard training facilities located in Abuja, they offers a wide range of courses in areas of film-making.
These are major film academies you should consider to learn skills that will help you fit properly to the movie industry in Nigeria