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The movie is an opportunity to showcase Lagos at its best, and to expose an international audience to Nigeria's thriving film scene, says Abudu, an influential talk show host, who has been called the 'Nigerian Oprah'. Estimates for its contribution to the Nigerian economy vary wildly, but when the country's government recalculated its gross domestic product in 2014, they found that the wider media and film industry made up 1.4% of the $509 billion total -- more than $7 billion. Nigeria's Bank of Industry co-financed the 2014 adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel 'Half of a Yellow Sun', starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton, which was also directed by Bandele. At the moment most Nigerian consumers watch films at home, and the country lacks some of the basic infrastructure for a movie industry such as movie theaters. Nigeria's film industry is huge and often chaotic, producing hundreds of films every year, almost all of which are filmed on a shoestring budget and distributed on DVD and CD. With a population of 180 million, a large
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