Nigeria’s growing film and video production industry is garnering global attention as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, (UNESCO), on Tuesday declared Nollywood as the world’s second largest film producer.

In a global cinema survey conducted by the global body’s Institute of Statistics and released at the UN head office in New York and UNESCO office in Paris, India kept the first position, but Nigeria has now edged out the United States from the second position.

The U.S. is now number three after India and Nigeria.

Global attention has recently been mounting towards Nollywood with Nigerian films becoming a hot commodity among African-Americans in the U.S. and blacks from the Caribbean countries.

Only last month a daily U.S. government bulletin referenced Nollywood as a rising star in the world of film production, paying tribute to the acumen of Nigerian artists and film producers.