CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION
This chapter would discuss the study which is concerned with the impact of Nollywood movies on moral consciousness in the society. For the sake of clarity, this chapter is divided into sub-units, such as background, purpose, statement, significance, limitation and scope of the study, research methodology and questions.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The Nigeria entertainment industry has become a socio-economic driver in the country. The impacts of some movies on the Nigerian society are the manifestations of the issues that abound in the society. Considering the impact of movies on social values and human behaviour, the quest for qualitative movies production is inevitable.
Recently, Nollywood was ranked a multi-million dollar industry producing close to (1000) one thousand movies a year coming in third behind Hollywood and Bollywood. Most movies create a lot of thoughts in the minds of people on how Nigerians can be so talented as to produce such movies which created awareness and solved societal issues.
This research work is set out to find answers to the questions that are being asked from the people about the relevance of home video in the society. Such questions are-- Do home videos have any impact on people’s sense of moral? Is there a need to improve the standard of home video in Nigeria? Can Nigerian home videos serve as a platform for the promotion of cultural norms and heritage? and so on.
The impression is that all our movies are targeted at witches, nudity, bad mother-in-law, crimes, rituals, money rituals and all sort of negative things. Questions will be raised to know the usefulness of home video/Nollywood toward cultural, social change, political orientation and human behaviour. ‘Arugba’ and ‘Saworoide’ produced by Tunde Kelani, would be used to analyse some of the profound influence that Nollywood has brought about to the nation as a whole.
Arugba is set against the backdrop of a corrupt society that needs cleansing and rebirth. It thrives on political intrigue. Through this video, people are able to know about H.I.V. (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), how to check their H.I.V. status, infected persons are able to cope with their problems through the prescriptions given. People are also made to know about first aid medication, that is to be given to a child who has lost strength (5 cubes of sugar, salt and warm water).
The play talked about the premium placed on virginity among ladies. Adetutu is well respected in the society and this is because she is a virgin, which made it possible for her to carry the sacrifice to the river of the cleansing of the land. It also potrays the importance of indigenous and traditional language and also, the culture of Yoruba society.
1.2 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The main purpose of carrying out this research work is to investigate about the impact of home video and its relevance to the Nigeria society. It also set out:
٭ To investigate about the growth of Nigeria home video.
٭ To find out the moral values and development in Nigeria home videos.
٭ To enlighten the people on how home videos serve as a means of education and enlightenment.
1.3 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This project will look into the impact of Nigeria home videos and the moral implications of the home videos on the society.
The impact and development of the Nigeria home videos would be examined with a view to know its moral implications on the society.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The significance of this project is to enable the people in the society to know more about home video as a means to enhance moral values and a means of educating and enlightening the society.
1.5 LIMITATION OF THE SOCIETY
This research work will be limited to “Arugba” and “Saworoide” by Tunde Kelani, which discusses issues reigning from politics, robbery and corruption, traditional values, cultural and moral values and the personality development of man issues in the society, and the issue of H.I.V. and AIDS as the case of Arugba.
1.6 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
The type of research method that would be adopted for this project is the critical analyses of the case study [Saworoide and Arugba]. An interactive survey and empirical evidence of “Arugba” and “Saworoide” by Tunde Kelani, to educate the society on the impact of home video in the society.
1.7 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This research work is concern with the study of films titled “Arugba” and “Saworoide” by Tunde Kelani. This is to know how Tunde Kelani has used the films to address societal issues such as corruption, bad leadership and to restore the land orderliness in the society.
1.8 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
٭ Do home video of nowadays teach morals?
٭ Do home video and growth and development in the Nigerian society?
٭ Can Nollywood movies be used in eradicating moral decadence in the society?
٭ Can Nigerian home video serve as a platform for the promotion of cultural, norms and heritage?
٭ Has the invention of home video enhanced the economic progress of Nigeria?
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