The Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU), Prof. AbdulRsheed Na’ Allah, has made it clear that he has inaugurated a committee for the opening of the center for Nollywood studies in the University.
Na’ Allah disclosed this, in his opening address at the Conference on African Cinema, with the theme; “African Cinema and the Supernatural”, organized by the University. He further said that when operational, the center 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 also said that the reason 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 center being planned would be a focal point where the meaning and relevance of Nollywood would be studied.