Nollywood veteran actor, Alex Usifo and his wife have celebrated their 30th wedding. He recently made the announcement on his Instagram page, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, they celebrated their wedding anniversary on November 27, and he can only promise to love his wife forever.
Usifo added that he feels blessed and lucky to share his life with an amazing woman.
His words, “Last week, November 27th we celebrated our 30th year anniversary and it keeps dawning on me over and over again how blessed I am and how amazing life is with you. I have so much to say but ‘I love you and always will’ is what caps it for me.”
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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