China, Nollywood Sign up Deal For First Major Film Collaboration
Chinese entertainment group, Huahua Media, has signed a deal with Nigerian filmmakers to produce the first major China-Nigeria film.
Huahua signed a deal to co-produce 30 days in China, with Nigerian comedian Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY.
The film is part of Makun’s comedy franchise, which includes ’30 days in Atlanta’ and ’10 days in Sun City,’ where he films adventures in new countries.
The movie which is schedule for release next year, it will star Makun, alongside other Nollywood A-list actors as well as Chinese actors.
China has now surpassed France, India and the United States as Africa’s largest trading partner, with billions of dollars invested in railway, manufacturing and TV.
In 2018, the volume of Chinese trade in Africa was $204 billion, according to China’s ministry of commerce.