The Portrayal of African Aesthetics in the Films of Tunde Kelaniís Thunderbolt and The Narrow Path
This paper examines aesthetics from an African perspective, with a¬†focus on selected films of Tunde Kelani, with the argument that¬†African aesthetics in these films remain the valuable artistic¬†ingredients that make Nigerian video films (Nollywood) acceptable¬†and appreciated at home and abroad. This study adopts textual¬†analysis as its research method and semioaesthetics as its theory.¬†It could be established that there are many African cultural
elements which spread across Nigerian video films of English¬†expression. These elements serve to generate what African culture¬†represents. The study concludes that African cultural elements in¬†the films go a long way to sustain African cultural heritage which¬†many African scholars clamour for. The study therefore maintains¬†that the cultural elements add to the originality of the Nollywood¬†products.