from Daily Nation.
Kenya’s film industry has begun the year in a jolly mood. According to figures released on Friday, it contributes Sh1.8 billion to the national wealth.
While this is small change compared to bellwether sectors like tourism and agriculture, it is a big step nevertheless for a segment that was almost non-existent few years ago.
Film makers and other players are likely to cheer this 0.09 per cent contribution to GDP. Yes, it reflects growth; but it also shows the huge potential that lies in film making.
In Nigeria, the film industry, known affectionately as Nollywood, is booming business and employs thousands of people while generating foreign exchange for the country.
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