Articles and Book Chapters

“Hostile Takeover? Corporate Interventions in Nollywood.” PAS Working Papers 24. Program of African Studies, Northwestern University (September 2016).

“Neoliberalism, Nollywood and Lagos.” Global Cinematic Cities: New landscapes of film and media. Eds. Johan Andersson and Lawrence Webb. New York: Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2016. 59-75. Participant in related Q & A in Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture 4 (August 2016):

“Ola Balogun’s Lost Classics Aiye and Orun Mooru.” The Magic of Nigeria: On the cinema of Ola Balogun. Ed. Filmkollektiv Frankfurt. Frankfurt am Main: Filmkollektiv Frankfurt, 2016. 177-85.

“La fondazione di Nollywood: Living in Bondage.” Lagos Calling: Nollywood e la reinvenzione del cinema in Africa. Eds. Alessandro Jedlowski and Giovanna Santanera. Ariccia, Italy: Aracne, 2015. 25-42.

“‘New Nollywood’: Kunle Afolayan.” Black Camera 5.2 (2014): 53-73.

“Foreword.” Auteuring Nollywood: Critical Perspectives on “The Figurine.” Ed. Adeshina Afolayan. Ibadan: University Press, 2014. vi-xii

“The Nollywood Diaspora: A Video Genre.” Global Nollywood: Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry. Eds. Matthias Krings and Onookome Okome. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2013. 73-99.

“Reflections on Nollywood: Introduction to the Special Issue.” Journal of African Cinemas 4.1 (2012): 3-7.

“A Bibliography of Academic Work on Nigerian and Ghanaian Video Films.” Journal of African Cinemas 4.1 (2012): 99-133.

“African Cinema and Nollywood: Contradictions.” Situations 4.1 (2011): 67-90. Rpt. Buala: African Contemporary Culture, 28 June 2013. Trans. as “Afrikanisches Kino und Nollywood: Widersprüche.” Spuren eines Dritten Kinos. Eds. Lukas Foerster, Nikolaus Perneczky, Fabian Tietke, and Cecilia Valenti. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2013. 89-105.

“What Is to Be Done? Film Studies and Nigerian and Ghanaian Videos.” Viewing African Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: FESPACO Art Films and the Nollywood Video Revolution. Eds. Ralph A. Austen and Mahir Saul. Athens: Ohio UP, 2010. 11-25.

“A Literature Review: Nigerian and Ghanaian videos.” Journal of African Cultural Studies 22.1 (2010): 105-120.

“Nollywood.” International Encyclopedia of Communication. Ed. Wolfgang Donsbach. Oxford and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. Vol. 7: 3322-3324.

“Nigerian Videos, at Home and Abroad.” Global Civil Society 2007/8: Communicative Power and Democracy. Eds. Martin Albrow et al. London and Los Angeles: Sage, 2008. 204-207.

“Media: Cinema.” New Encyclopedia of Africa. Second Edition. Eds. John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller. Detroit: Scribner’s, 2008. Vol. 3: 516-518.

“Nollywood in Lagos, Lagos in Nollywood Films.” Africa Today 54.2 (2007): 130-150. Rpt. in Neoliberalism and Global Cinema. Eds. Jyotsna Kapur and Keith Wagner. London: Routledge, 2011. 309-327.Trans. as “Nollywood en Lagos, Lagos en las películas de Nollywood.” Archivos de la Filmoteca 62 (June 2009): 72-97.

“Nnebue: the anatomy of power.” Film International 28 (5.4) (2007): 30-40. Rpt. in Critical Interventions 8 (2011): 204-17.

“Video Boom: Nigeria and Ghana.” Postcolonial Text 3.2 (2007). <> 1-10.

“TK in NYC: An Interview with Tunde Kelani.” Postcolonial Text 3.2 (2007). Postcolonial org. <> 1-16.

“Political Critique in Nigerian Video Films.” African Affairs 105/421 (2007): 511-533.

“‘I Was Born at the Right Time’: Ojaide’s autobiography.” The Guardian (Lagos) August 26, 2005.

“Nollywood: What’s in a name?” The Guardian (Lagos) July 3, 2005: 56, 58. Rpt. ITPAN News 2.6 (2005): 11-12, Film International 28 (5.4) (2007): 106-108.

“Mobilizing Yoruba Popular Culture: Babangida Must Go.Africa 73.1 (March 2003): 122-38.

“Devaluation and the Video Boom: Economics and thematics.” Money Struggles and City Life: Devaluation in Ibadan and Other Urban Centers in Southern Nigeria, 1986-1996. Eds. Jane I. Guyer, LaRay Denzer, and Adigun Agbaje. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2002. 207-17.

“African Filmmaking and the Postcolonial Predicament: Quartier Mozart and Aristotle’s Plot.” African Cinema: Postcolonial and Feminist Readings. Ed. Kenneth Harrow. Lawrenceville, NJ: Africa World Press, 1999. 23-43. Rpt. in Cinema and Social Discourse in Cameroon. Ed. Alexie Tcheuyap. Bayreuth, Germany: Bayreuth African Studies, 2005. 111-36.

“Evolving Popular Media: Nigerian video films.” By Jonathan Haynes and Onookome Okome. Research in African Literatures 29.3 (Fall 1998): 106-28. Rpt. in Nigerian Video Films. Ed. Jonathan Haynes. Ibadan, Nigeria: Kraft Books for the Nigerian Film Corporation, 1997. Revised and expanded second edition, Athens: Ohio UP, 2000. 51-88.

“The Pan-African Film Festival.” Post Express, March 26, 1997: 27.

“Perspectives on the African City: Les Guerisseurs.Glendora Review 2.1 (1997): 71-4.

“Returning to the African Village: Sango Malo and Ta Dona.” Jump Cut 40 (1996): 62-66.

“Nigerian Cinema: Structural Adjustments.” Research in African Literatures 26.3 (Fall 1995): 97-119. Rpt. in Cinema and Social Change in West Africa by Onookome Okome and Jonathan Haynes, Jos, Nigeria: Nigerian Film Corporation, 1995, revised edition 1997; and in African Cinema: Postcolonial and Feminist Readings. Ed. Kenneth Harrow. Lawrenceville, NJ: African World P, 1999. 143-75.

“Structural Adjustments of Nigerian Comedy: Baba Sala.” Passages 5.1 (Fall 1994): 17-20.

“FESPACO ’93.” The Guardian (Lagos), March 13, 1993: 18.

“Class, Theatre, and the Inconsequential Nostalgia of Rasheed Gbadamosi.” Ase 2.1 (Harmattan 1993): 22-35.

“Contemporary Politics of Multiculturalism in American Universities.” Nigerian Journal of American Studies III (July 1993): 64-72.

Introduction. Pendants: Poems by Onookome Okome. Ibadan: Kraft Books, 1993.

“Representing the Underworld: The Alchemist.Studies in Philology 86 (Winter 1989): 18-41.

“The Elizabethan Audience on Stage.” Themes in Drama 9. Ed. James Redmond. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1987. 59-68.

“Festivity and the Dramatic Economy of Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair.” ELH 51 (Winter 1984): 645-68. Rpt. in Modern Critical Views: Ben Jonson. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea, 1987.

“Two 17th Century Views of the Middle East.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics 3 (Spring 1983): 4-22.