The Kwara State University (KWASU),
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulRsheed Na’ Allah, has inaugurated a
committee for the establishment of the centre for Nollywood studies in
the University.
Na’ Allah disclosed this on Monday, in
his opening address at the Conference on African Cinema, with the theme;
“African Cinema and the Supernatural”, organised by the University.
He said that when operational, the
centre would be charged with the responsibility of highlighting the role
and effect of Nollywood films in the society.
Na’ Allah said that the conference was
part of the University’s aim of building bridges between scholars and
those who promote culture outside the university.
The vice-chancellor said that the
essence of the conference was to redefine the progress made by the
nation in terms of arts and culture for the benefit of all.
Speaking at the event, Prof. Onookome
Okome, Lecturer, University of Alberta, Canada, said that the conference
was aimed at exploring how Nollywood could depict the supernatural and
its capacity in resolving problems.
He said that the centre being planned
would be a focal point where the meaning and relevance of Nollywood
would be studies. (NAN).

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