A Chinese entertainment group and Nollywood filmmakers are collaborating to produce the first main China-Nigeria film.
The entertainment group, Huahua Media signed a deal to co-produce Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun’s (popularly known as AY) movie, ‘30 Days in China’.
Speaking on the collaboration, Co-founder of FilmOne Entertainment, Moses Babatope commended the initiative, saying it will encourage Nollywood to create quality movies.
“We will be exposed to a lucrative and moving Chinese film market. It’s like skipping many hurdles and getting access to an existing mature market,” Babatope told CNN.
‘30 Days in China’ is part of AY’s comedy franchise, which includes ‘30 Days in Atlanta’ and ‘10 Days in Sun City’ where he chronicles the adventure of a character called ‘Akpors’ in new countries.
President, Huahua Media, Kefei Wang told CNN that investing in Nollywood was of “major importance” to his company as well as working with the “abundance of talent and the possibility of creating masterpieces with collaborations.
The film is slated for release next year and will star AY alongside other Nollywood and Chinese actors.