Nollywood actor, Michael Ejoor has come out to seek help in locating a house help who fled after assaulting and stealing from his sister’s 75-year-old mother. He recently had his say alongside a photo of the accused on his Instagram page, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the lady’s name is Joy Williams, and she was last seen on Sunday 6th Aug, the day she tortured a helpless 75-year-old woman and absconded with her money.
Michael added that this house help actually transferred money from the elderly woman’s account, and even stole her iPad.
His words, “The lady whose picture is displayed is wanted by the police. She goes by the name “JOY WILLIAMS”. Up until she absconded, she worked as a house help to my sister’s mom. She was last seen by the helpless 75-year old woman on Sunday 6th Aug whom she tortured, tied up and cut her palms before proceeding to lock her in a room with no help in sight. She transferred money from the elderly woman’s account, deactivated her whatsapp, removed her SIM cards, stole her iPad, sent an exit code to her phone to enable her leave the estate and then fled the scene. Any useful information as to her whereabouts would be greatly appreciated. Let’s help put a stop to this menace and danger to our society.”
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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