The National Bureau of Statistics has stated that the number of movies produced by Nollywood in the second quarter of 2021 increased to 635 from 416 in the first quarter.
NBS announced this on Wednesday in its “Nollywood Movies Production Data for Quarter Two, 2021” on its website.
According to the publication, the figure shows a growth of 53.93 per cent Quarter on Quarter and a 1.44 per cent Year on Year growth over the 626 movies produced in the second quarter of 2020.
In its analysis by location, the agency disclosed that Lagos State had the highest number of movies produced with 234 which is closely followed by Abuja with 196 movies while Onitsha has 174 movies.
However, Jos had nine, Kano six, while Benin and Port-Harcourt had the least with seven movies each.
The bureau disclosed that in coming up with the figures, data was provided by the National Film and Video Censors Board which was verified and validated by NBS.