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Author Tsika, Noah, 1983-
Title Nollywood stars : media and migration in West Africa and the diaspora / Noah A. Tsika.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2015.

Author Tsika, Noah, 1983-
Series New directions in national cinemas
New directions in national cinemas.
Subject Motion pictures -- Nigeria -- History.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Nigeria.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic book.
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 348 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: global stars in Nigeria's postindependence firmament from Ossie Davis to Doctor Bello -- From Yoruba to YouTube: studying Nollywood's star system -- Glittering video: format, fashion, and the materiality of Nollywood stardom -- A mobile glow: Nollywood stardom and corporate globalism -- When stars collide: Lady Gaga and the pirating of a globalized persona -- Nollywood's progeny: stardom and the politics of youth empowerment -- Professionalizing childhood: Nollywood and the new youth transnationalism -- Afterword: honoring Nollywood stars.
Summary "In this comprehensive study of Nollywood stardom around the world, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industry's top on-screen talents have helped Nollywood to expand beyond West Africa and into the diaspora to become one of the globe's most prolific and diverse media producers. Carrying VHS tapes and DVDs onto airplanes and publicizing new methods of film distribution, the stars are active agents in the global circulation of Nollywood film. From Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde's cameo role on VH1's popular series Hit the Floor to Oge Okoye's startling impersonation of Lady Gaga, this book follows Nollywood stars from Lagos to London, Ouagadougou, Cannes, Paris, Porto-Novo, Sekondi-Takoradi, Dakar, Accra, Atlanta, Houston, New York, and Los Angeles. Tsika tracks their efforts to integrate into various entertainment cultures, but never to the point of effacing their African roots"--The publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780253015808 (electronic bk.)
0253015804 (electronic bk.)
9780253015716 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0253015715 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9780253015754 (paperback alkaline paper)
0253015758 (paperback alkaline paper)
OCLC # 905685113
Additional Format Print version: Tsika, Noah, 1983- Nollywood stars. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2015] 9780253015716 (DLC) 2014049507 (OCoLC)884480249