Meet The Harvey Weinstein And George Clooney Of Nollywood

Jan 07, 2015 at 7:57 AM ET

Meet the Harvey Weinstein and George Clooney of Nollywood. They’re among the key power players behind the booming Nigerian film industry. Vocativ went to Nigeria to see how Nollywood has grown into the second largest movie making country in the world — by output – in only 20 some years.

The oil industry and agriculture may still dominate Nigeria’s economy, but movies are churned out at such a rate — about 40 a week – that it’s now the second largest employer in the country.

And like movie executives everywhere else, in Nollywood, they wheel and deal and shvitz.