Most of African movies depict the stories of Africa from pre-colonial times through to modern times. In the olden days, African movies were not very common on our TV screens because it was dominated by Bollywood, arguably the largest movie industry in the world.
In Ghana, Indian and Chinese movies were common in the olden days due to the action, romance and amazing characters they showed in their movies. As a result, many Ghanaians developed love for these kinds of movies and would walk several miles to watch them.
Later afterwards, the Nollywood came in to replace the Chinese and Indian movies because of the suspense, funny and charismatic characters they hired in their movies.
I am talking about the days of Aki and Pawpaw, Mr Ibu, Osofia, Patience Ozokwo, Peter Edochie, Genevieve, Emeka Ike, Ini Edo just to mention but a few.
These TV screen entertainers won the hearts of many Ghanaians thus, Nigerian films were highly patronized in the early 2000s as against our local movies, Ghallywood and Kumawood.
Although Santo and Judas were two popular comedians and actors in the late 90s, Nigerian movies still dominated the film market. However, the discovery of Kofi Adu (Agya Koo), Nana Ama McBrown, Rose Mensah(Kyeiwaa) and the rest was a game changer for the local movie industry.
These actors and actresses worked so hard to win the enthusiasm of the public which led to the astronomical rise in the purchase of locally produced movies above Nollywood, Bollywood and Hindu movies till date.
In the same vein, Ghallyhood also rose to the top with captivating story lines with charismatic and beautiful actors and actresses like Jackie Appiah, John Dumelo, Majid Michel, Adjetey Anang, Van Vicker just to mention but a few. These individuals are living legends who need National recognition for their hard work.
Most Ghanaians and Nigerians are familiar with Ghallyhood, Kumawood and Nollywood, but these are just a few of the list of African Film industries on the continent, let us look at the rest.
Nigeria — Nollywood
Ghana — Ghallywood
Liberia — Lollywood
Somalia — Somaliwood
Kenya — Riverwood
Uganda — Ugawood
Rwanda — Hillywood
Zimbabwe — Zollyuwood
Cameroon — Collywood
Source :Africa Facts