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EBO, Emmanuel Ejiofor

Towards an Effective Management of Nigerian Home Video Films: A Study of Ejiofor Ibeziakor’s Indecent Desire

Emmanuel Ejiofor EBO

Department of Theatre & Film Studies

Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU)

Awka, Anambra State


GSM: +234-803-711-9979; +234-817-711-9979; +234-805-417-5480


Home video films have become a popular genre in Nigeria up to the level of threatening the viewership of the live stage performances. Its popularity stems from its ability to permeate homes and lend itself to viewership in secured environments without the audience leaving the confines of their homes. Moreover, it lends itself to easy access and the audience can make choices of what they want to view amidst variety of themes and messages passed across to the viewers. As a new genre of theatre, it is an invaluable tool in the possession of both the producer and the director. The home video film can be used effectively for didactic, social, religious, and other meaningful purposes if properly managed. Hence, it is a medium that can pass across messages with sharp clarity. Therefore, the problem of this study is how to achieve effective management of the home video film especially with issues on the type of movies produced and their relevance to its Nigerian audience. This paper discusses the effective management of Nigerian home video films using Ejiofor Ibeziakor’s Indecent Desire as paradigm. This paper intends to realize this research objective using the case study and content analysis approaches of the qualitative research methods.


Emmanuel Ejiofor EBO is a senior lecturer in the Department of Theatre & Film Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, and is currently carrying out intensive research work at the Imo State University, Owerri. His research interests bother on Theatre Management, Technical Theatre (especially in Theatre Architecture), Indigenous Theatre Forms, Gender Studies, Acting and Directing. Variously published in both local and international journals, Ebo has acted in many Nigerian video movies.

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