Nigerian Video-Films and the Ethnic and Ideological Questions: A Case Study of “Igbo” Films
Certain assumptions concerning Nigeria’s video films tend to predicate the national question within ethnic boundaries. This paper asks the question: Is there anything like Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa films, considering that most of the films produced today are in the English language. With regard to the so-called Igbo films, the ideological issues appear not to be dealing with certain codes of communication. In the first place, there is the language issue which has remained an enigma. The other question is why colonial culture has remained the dominant ideology in most of these films.