Mary Edochie, the first wife of Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has come out to speak up about her battle with depression after he took actress, Judy Moghalu as his second wife. She recently had her say via her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, it hasn’t been easy since her husband took the decision to venture into polygamy, and she needs people to stop saying she is cashing out with the crisis in her marriage.
Mary added that depression is real and there are different stages to the mental illness.
Her words, ”I saw a few comments of some people saying ‘Mary is using this to cash out” and I am like okay…It’s fine. I don’t wish this upon my enemy if at all I have any. I don’t think I have enemies but if at all I have any, I don’t wish this upon them.”
“Depression is real and there are different stages of depression. For me, rather than dwell in depression. I decided to pick up the pieces of a beautiful world that I had. A very beautiful world. An amazing world that suddenly shattered, that suddenly crashed. I decided to pick up the pieces and try to move on, rather than dwell in depression. It’s not been easy.”
Nollywood is a sobriquet that originally referred to the Nigerian film industry. The origin of the term dates back to the early 2000s, traced to an article in The New York Times. Due to the history of evolving meanings and contexts, there is no clear or agreed-upon definition for the term, which has made it a subject to several controversies.
The origin of the term “Nollywood” remains unclear; Jonathan Haynes traced the earliest usage of the word to a 2002 article by Matt Steinglass in the New York Times, where it was used to describe Nigerian cinema.
Charles Igwe noted that Norimitsu Onishi also used the name in a September 2002 article he wrote for the New York Times. The term continues to be used in the media to refer to the Nigerian film industry, with its definition later assumed to be a portmanteau of the words “Nigeria” and “Hollywood”, the American major film hub.
Film-making in Nigeria is divided largely along regional, and marginally ethnic and religious lines. Thus, there are distinct film industries – each seeking to portray the concern of the particular section and ethnicity it represents. However, there is the English-language film industry which is a melting pot for filmmaking and filmmakers from most of the regional industries.
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