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TechDirt - How Piracy Created The Massive Movie Industry Success Of Nollywoodhttp://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120315/23355918122/how-piracy-created-massive-movie-industry-success-nollywood.shtmlNollywood, Nigeria, Piracy, Mike Masnick, TechDirt, PDF2012-03-26
TechDirt - Nigerians Looking To Crack Down On Movie Piracy, Despite Thriving Nollywood Movie Industryhttp://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110328/02412013650/nigerians-looking-to-crack-down-movie-piracy-despite-thriving-nollywood-movie-industry.shtmlTechDirt, Mike Masnick, Nollywood, Piracy2011-04-05
Making sense of nollywood Movies (Part 2, Complete Document)http://www.slideshare.net/austenonereader/making-sense-of-nollywood-movies-the-full-dse-slidehareLong Read, Nollywood, Diaspora2011-07-16
Pond5 Stock Footage and Audiohttp://www.pond5.com/index.php?ref=hausafilmstvStock, Audio, Video, Resource2012-03-04
Censorship and contemporary Hausa literaturehttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/mmw/2012/07/censorship-and-hausa-contemporary-literature/Hausa, Literature2012-07-11
A Scorsese in Lagos - The Making of Nigeria’s Film Industryhttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/magazine/nollywood-movies.html?_r=1&pagewanted=allNYTimes, Nollywood, Video, Article2012-02-23
Nollywood's Female Pioneer Aims For Global Audiencehttp://www.npr.org/2013/01/04/168589567/nollywoods-female-pioneer-aims-for-global-audience?sc=tw&cc=shareNPR, Transcript, Audio2013-01-04
Marketers, Nollywood… back in the trencheshttp://www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86405Nollywood, Cable, Satellite, Business2012-05-18
Nairaland Forums mega thread: Pictures, Slight And Sound Of Northern Nigeria.http://www.nairaland.com/177948/pictures-slight-sound-northern-nigeriaThread, Forum, Photos, Pictures, Nairaland, North2008-10-01
Hausa Films Subtitling: Expanding or Exposing the Kannywood?http://www.muhsin.in/2014/03/15-hausa-films-subtitling-expanding-or.htmlHausa, Hausa Films, Kannywood, Language, Essay, Bayero University2014-03-18
NOLLYWOOD: ORIGIN AND UNRESOLVED PROBLEMS By Augusta Okonhttp://www.modernghana.com/moviep/5508/3/pagenum/nollywood-origin-and-unresolved-problems-by-august.htmlNollywood, History, Longreads2009-08-27
Interview with film director, producer Saddik Balewahttp://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid=%7Bf65f575a-2da9-42b8-824b-0efa324a5010%7DInterview, Directing, DailyTrust2011-10-01
The Language of Hausa Films: Forging a New Discourse by Isa Yusuf Chamohttp://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijl/article/download/2199/pdfPDF, Paper, Isa Yusuf Chamo2012-09-01
Leadership: Between Bollywood And Kannywood, Which One Commands The Market?http://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/44868/2013/01/13/between_bollywood_and_kannywood_which_one_commands_market.htmlLeadership, Kano, Kannywood, Bollywood2013-01-13
Other Cultures Lagging In Nigeria Movie Industryhttp://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/28610/2012/07/01/other_cultures_lagging_nigeria_movie_industry.htmlAnthony Ada Abraham, Nollywood, Culture2012-07-01
Leadership's Al-Amin CiromA interviews Ishaq Sidi Ishaqhttp://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/21486/2012/04/08/i_have_never_flirted_actress_ishaq.htmlInterview, Leadership2012-04-08
Leadership - I Was Once Stalked By A Female Fan – Ali Nuhuhttp://www.leadership.ng/nga/articles/18014/2012/03/03/i_was_once_stalked_female_fan_%E2%80%93_ali_nuhu.htmlAli Nuhu, Ruth Choji, Leadership, Interview2012-03-03
RFI Hausa - Wasan kwaikwayo / dabehttp://www.hausa.rfi.fr/yankin-hausawa/20120114-wasan-kwaikwayoRFI, Audio, Interview, Wasan Kwaikwayo, Wasan Dabe2012-01-14
Tattaunawa akan Tsoffin Taurari da Sabbi a Kannywoodhttp://www.hausa.rfi.fr/najeriya/20130106-tattaunawa-akan-tsoffin-taurari-da-sabbi-kannywoodRFI, Audio2013-01-06
Tattaunawa da Shugabannin Shirya Fina-finan Hausa (Discussion with Hausa Film leaders)http://www.hausa.rfi.fr/najeriya/20121208-tattaunawa-da-shugabannin-shirya-fina-finan-hausaRFI, Audio2012-12-08
RFI Hausa - Fina finai: a Najeriya na ci gaba da samun kwarewahttp://www.hausa.rfi.fr/fina-finai/20120318-fina-finai-nigeria-na-ci-gaba-da-samun-kwarewaRFI, Standards, Director, Audio, Interview2012-03-18
RFI Hausa - Shekaru 20 da fara fina finan Hausa na zamani (Kannywood 20th year anniversary)http://www.hausa.rfi.fr/fina-finai/20110909-shekaru-20-da-fara-fina-finan-hausa-na-zamaniRFI, Audio, Interview2011-09-09
RFI Hausa - Bikin karrama finafinan nahiyar Afrika karo na 7 AMAA (Africa Movie Academy Awards)http://www.hausa.rfi.fr/fina-finai/20110523-bikin-karrama-finafinan-nahiyar-afrika-karo-na-7-amaaHausa, Radio, News, Audio2011-05-23
RFI Hausa -Taron Karawa Juna Sani Akan Wasan Finafinai Hausahttp://www.hausa.rfi.fr/fina-finai/20101101-taron-karawa-juna-sani-akan-wasan-finafinai-hausaHajara Usman, RFI, Audio2010-11-01
RFI Hausa - Gidan Kallohttp://www.hausa.rfi.fr/fina-finai/20101014-gidan-kalloRFI, Audio, Interview, Theater, Sani Danja2010-10-14
Fasahar rubuta labarin Fim na hausa da shawarahttp://www.hausa.rfi.fr/afrika/20130629-fasahar-rubuta-labarin-fim-na-hausa-da-shawaraRFI, RFI Hausa, Audio, Story, Writing, Editing2013-06-30
Nigeria's entertainment industry eager to make pirates part of sea changehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2012/dec/14/nigeria-entertainment-industry-pirates-sea-changeYinka Ibukun, Nollywood, Piracy, Digital Distribution2012-12-14
How to write a moviehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/jun/30/news.culture1Writing, Scripting2008-06-29
6 Filmmaking Tips From David Fincherhttp://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/6-filmmaking-tips-from-david-fincher.phpDavid Fincher, Tips, Filmmaking Tips2012-04-18
The National Film and Video Censor’s Board website returns with mountains of informationhttp://www.filmafrique.com/news/national-film-and-video-censor’s-board-website-returns-mountains-informationNollywood, Kannywood, Nigeria, Stats, Resource, Information, Censorship, Article2012-02-18
Ziriums and Zeb Ejiro – Can cultural creation hold Nigeria together?http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/11/18/ziriums-and-zeb-ejiro-can-cultural-creation-hold-nigeria-together/Ziriums, Nollywood, GeorgiaTech2011-11-18
Nollytech – Understanding New Media Nollywoodhttp://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2011/11/18/nollytech-understanding-new-media-nollywood/Nollywood, Distribution, Tech2011-11-18
How the New York Film Academy discovered gold in the developing world | Capital New Yorkhttp://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/culture/2012/04/5707325/how-new-york-film-academy-discovered-gold-developing-world?page=allNollywood, Education2012-04-16
Hamisu Lamido Iyan-Tama in the Weekly Trusthttp://weeklytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7678&catid=48&Itemid=135Actor, Kannywood, Nollywood, Film Production2011-11-19
Nollywood and its terminology migraineshttp://weeklytrust.com.ng/?option=com_content&view=article&id=6691&catid=57&Itemid=154Nollywood, Kannywood2011-07-30
Again the actors gatheredhttp://themarketmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=357&Itemid=103Nollywood, Kannywood2008-10-26
99% of people in the North’ll not allow their sisters/daughters to acthttp://themarketmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=198&Itemid=103Ahmed Mohammed Sarari, Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, MOPPAN, Nollywood vs Kannywood2008-08-28
Things I have learned from directing/writing/producing/acting my first (short) filmhttp://thecaseydonahue.com/post/11031494689Tips, Resource, Directing, Film-Making2011-10-04
How Kannywood started like child's play -Umar Gombehttp://sundaytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8400 %3Ahow-kannywood-started-like-childs-play-umar-gombe&catid=53 %3Athe-arts&Itemid=1Umar Gombe2011-11-13
Kannywood stars as divorceeshttp://sundaytrust.com.ng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2964:kannywood-stars-as-divorcees&catid=13:the-arts&Itemid=136Abubakar A. Ibrahim, Ruqayyah Yusuf Aliyu, Kannywood, Marriages, Culture2010-02-26
Hollywood, Bollywood and now Nollywood - The Stream looks at Nigeria’s booming film industry.http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/hollywood-bollywood-and-now-nollywood-0022149AlJazeera, Nollywood2012-04-02
Nollywood: Censored at Home, Available on the Internethttp://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/22/nollywood-censored-at-home-available-on-the-internet/Nollywood, Censorship, Nigeria, Corruption, NYTimes2013-04-24
FG bans film on Nigerian poverty, places producer under security watchhttp://premiumtimesng.com/news/129349-exclusive-fg-bans-film-on-nigerian-poverty-places-producer-under-security-watch.htmlCorruption, Censorship, Government, Documentary2013-04-13
Well researched paper by Olufunmilayo Arewa - The Rise of Nollywood: Creators, Entrepreneurs, and Pirateshttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2011980Nollywood, Nigeria, Piracy, Olufunmilayo Arewa, Paper2012-02-27
National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)http://nfvcb.gov.ngNollywood, Kannywood, Nigeria, Stats, Resource, Information, Censorship2012-02-18
Leadership - Kwankwaso Is A Messiah To The Film Industry – Afakallahhttp://leadership.ng/nga/articles/25822/2012/05/26/kwankwaso_messiah_film_industry_afakallah.htmlLeadership, Government, Kano, Kannywood, Isma’il Na’Abba, Afakallah2012-05-26
Insecurity, Piracy Threaten Kano Film Industryhttp://leadership.ng/nga/articles/25162/2012/05/20/insecurity_piracy_threaten_kano_film_industry.htmlLeadership, Piracy, Kano, Kannywood, Hamisu Lamido Iyan-Tama2012-05-20
Nigeria: The Fight For The Hearts And Minds Of The Core North!http://konnektafrika.com/index.php/politics-and-perspectives/item/110-nigeria-the-fight-for-the-hearts-and-minds-of-the-core-northPolitical, Opinion, Conflict, Kannywood, Youth, North2012-04-12
Karin Magana Bloghttp://karinmagana.wordpress.com/Hausa, Proverbs2012-02-28
Hausa Film: Compatible or Incompatible with Islam and the Hausa Culture?http://kadunavoice.com/hausa-film-compatible-or-incompatible-with-islam-and-the-hausa-cultureIslam, Religion, Hausa Culture, Culture, Hausa Films2013-10-11
Kwankwaso’s policy on movieshttp://ibrahim-sheme.blogspot.com/2011/10/kwankwasos-policy-on-movies.htmlOpinion, Kannywood, Nollywood, Politics2011-10-18
Kannywood: A Luta Continua!http://ibrahim-sheme.blogspot.com/2010/12/kannywood-luta-continua.htmlOpinion, Kannywood, Nollywood2010-13-12
Deutsche Welle Hausa Programme 0630UTC 21.10.2011 - Hausa Filmshttp://hausaradio.net/Deutsche_Welle_21102011_630utc_hausafilmsNews, Audio, Radio, Report2011-10-21
Is a Hausa Film Industry (Kannywood) Necessary?http://hausanigerian.blogspot.com/2011/08/is-hausa-film-industry-kannywood.htmlNollywood, Kannywood2011-08-05
Storyline Structure in Hausa Home Videos: An Analysis of Mai Kudi, Sanafahna, and Albashihttp://hausahomevideoresourcecentre.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/liman-ma-thesis-2006-buk-hausa-film-pdf.pdfMA Thesis, Bayero University, PDF2006-09-01
Kannywood, the growth of a Nigerian language industry – Carmen McCain (Cached)http://hausafilms.tv/custom/nigerianstalk_perspectives_carmen.htmCarmen McCain, nigerianstalk.org, Kannywood, Nollywood2012-04-17
Makon ‘Kwankwasiyya Film Awards’: Malamai Sun Samo Hujjar Fina-finan Hausa Daga Alkur’anihttp://hausa.leadership.ng/?q=node/349Hausa, Kano, Government, Kwankwaso, Festival2013-03-22
Matsalolin da Mata ke fuskanta wajen shiga harkar Fim a Najeriyahttp://goo.gl/tBMPHRFI, RFI Hausa, Audio2013-04-07
Kannywood: Flourishing against all odds (via muryararewa.com)http://goo.gl/YfEvWKannywood2013-04-06
Mawaka a Fina-finan Hausa (Music in Hausa films)http://goo.gl/Eb22YRFI, RFI Hausa, Audio, Music, Waka, Mawaka2013-07-07
Bidiyo: Mun Bullo Da Tsarin Bod Office Domin Inganta Kasuwancin Finafinai – Afakallahhttp://goo.gl/8dVqkAfakallah, Cinema, Theaters, Box Office, Kano, Kannywood, LEADERSHIP2013-04-04
The Hausa Spoken in Hausa Filmshttp://dailytrust.info/index.php/home-front/4304-the-hausa-spoken-in-hausa-filmsHausa, Language, Films, Hausa Language, DailyTrust2013-08-30
Blueprint Newspaper's The good and the ugly on Kannywoodhttp://blueprintng.com/new/2013/08/23/the-good-and-the-ugly/Kannywood, Blueprint Newspaper, Opinion2013-08-23
The Kannywood-Bollywood Connectionhttp://blaftblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-kannywood-bollywood-connection.htmlKannywood, Bollywood2012-16-11
The Pulse: What about Language in Nigerian Cinema?http://blackfilmcenterarchive.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/the-pulse-what-about-language-in-nigerian-cinema/The Black Film Center/Archive, Language, Languages, Nigeria2012-04-19
From The Colonial To Digital Erahttp://al-amin-ciroma.blogspot.com/2010/10/so-far-how-well.htmlNollywood, Kannywood, History, Nigeria, Culture2010-10-09

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