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OKEKE, Tochukwu J.

Towards an Effective Design for Nollywood Films: An Appraisal of Design Concepts in Select Nollywood Films

Tochukwu J. OKEKE

Department of Theatre Arts

Faculty of Arts

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Anambra State, Nigeria


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The aesthetics of stage and film productions are most evident in the designs for such productions. Design unquestionably helps in the delineation of a play’s meaning and in furthering the audiences’ understanding of a production. In film, as is evident in Nollywood, designers employ a variety of forms in an attempt to interpret a script and make it more acceptable to the audience. While a few have scored some artistic points in their visual interpretations quite a good number have had some design shortcomings. This paper attempts an appraisal of scenic designs in select Nollywood films with a view of evaluating their appropriateness to the theme of the production and will proffer solutions towards an effective design for Nollywood films.