Hollywood, Who Really Needs It?

A dozen video tapes make a loud thunk when they're brought down on a wooden desk, and Chico Ejiro seems pleased with the sound. "These are just some of my movies," says the Nigerian director. Their jackets are eye-catching. Bare-chested ogres stare wide-eyed. Vixens clutching assault rifles spill from their dresses. Outkast tells the story of Nigerian girls abducted to Europe for prostitution. Black Maria, of a murderous, miniskirted nun. Children of Terror, of kids succumbing to the criminal life. Ejiro, known as Mr. Prolific in the Lagos society pages, has in eight years directed 80 "home videos," locally produced budget...

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