The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said the number of local movies produced by the Nollywood industry in the second quarter of 2021 has risen from 416 movies in the first quarter of the year to 635 movies in the second quarter.
The NBS in a publication on its website on Wednesday titled “Nollywood Movies Production Data for Quarter Two, 2021”said the figure indicates a growth of 53.93 per cent Quarter on Quarter and a 1.44 per cent Year on Year growth over the 626 movies produced in the second quarter of 2020.
Breaking down the figure, it said that Lagos State had the highest number of movies produced with 234 closely followed by Abuja with 196 movies and Onitsha with 174 movies.
However, Jos had nine, Kano six, while Benin and Port-Harcourt recorded the least with seven movies each.
The bureau said that in arriving at the figures, data was provided by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), verified and validated by NBS.