Nigeria's Nollywood film industry was once derided as cheap, unprofessional and lacking any future prospects. Today, it directly and indirectly employs hundreds of thousands of people. More and more young actors want to pursue an acting career but as Katrin Gänsler reports, not all parents are amused.
Who's behind what you are doing for a living or plan to do for a living? You or your parents? In Nigeria, Nollywood has become a lucrative film industry but not all parents want to support their kids who are interested in acting. Also in this week's 77 percent show, Ghana's beauty and make-up industry is taking root in the north thanks to one woman. Listen in and be part of the debate on Facebook.
Let’s be honest. On any given wedding day, it’s not just the bride who wants to look their best. Even the groom does. In northern Ghana, the beauty and make-up industry hasn’t been as vibrant as in the south. In some cases, make-up artists had to be flown in from Accra. But as Maxwell Suuk reports, one woman in northern Ghana is seeking to build the make-up industry one step at a time.
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