Rejoice Abutsa is a writer, film producer, and Ph.D. student in the Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. She focuses on the transnational flows of neo-Nollywood films and how the global black diaspora engages in these films. Rejoice is currently the co-chair of the Performing and Media Arts Speaker Series (PMAPS). In 2019, she was awarded the Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MA in Creative and Collaborative Enterprise at the University College London (UCL). There, she explored the complexities involved in the transnational distribution of neo-Nollywood, by framing how identity, political economy, cultural and social capital influence access to distribution. Rejoice has worked on multiple neo-Nollywood films currently streaming on global platforms and has interviewed some of its top filmmakers. She also has an undergraduate degree in Theatre and Film Arts from the University of Jos.
In the news
- "Nollywood Global Circuits" Led by PMA Graduate Student Rejoice Abutsa
- Film series: Voices & Visions in Black Media: Centering New Directions in Nollywood
- PMAPS Colloquium Explores the Stigma of Marginalization in Performing and Media Arts