Beyond Hollywood Formulas: Evolvıng Indigenous Yoruba Film Aesthetics

Abiodun Olayiwola


Home video scholarship is an emerging aspect of theatre studies in Nigeria. While previous studies have been merely critical of Nigerian film practitioners’ inability to evolve an indigenous form, they have failed in prescribing necessary strategies for achieving this. This study, therefore, fills this gap by proposing devices for evolving an indigenous meta-language for the Nigerian film industry. It concludes, amongst others, that Nigerian film industry should evolve an indigenous film language through a fusion of traditional story telling forms and conventional film codes.
Key words: Film; Indigenization; Yoruba video film; Aesthetics

Resumé: La bourse du Home vidéo est un aspect émergent des études théatrales au Nigéria. Les études précédentes ont été simplement des critiques de l'incapacité des praticiens du cinéma nigérian d’élaborer une forme indigène, et elles ont échoué dans la prescription des stratégies nécessaires pour atteindre cet objectif. Cette étude, par contre, comble cette lacune en proposant des dispositifs pour une évolution de métalangage indigène pour l'industrie cinématographique nigérienne. Il conclut, entre autres, que l'industrie cinématographique nigérienne devrait trouver un langage cinématographique autochtone via une fusion entre les formes de récit d'histoire traditionnellse et des codes cinématographiques conventionnels.
Mots-clés: Film; Indigénisation; Film Vidéo En Yoruba; Esthétiques


Film; Indigenization; Yoruba video film; Aesthetics ;Film; Indigénisation; Film Vidéo En Yoruba; Esthétiques


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