Nollywood actress, Bisola Aiyeola has come out to reveal that she sometimes regrets not having a university degree. She recently had her say via her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, even though it is still almost impossible to believe that she dropped out of university, she definitely feels like she missed out on a major part of life by not having a degree.
Bisola added that she wishes she experienced for herself what it feels like to be in the four walls of the university, but she is still grateful for how her life turned out.
Her words, “Till date, I still fill funny about not going to school, I feel like I missed out on a major part in life cos sometimes in gatherings when people talk about a school experience, I feel left out.”
“I wish I experienced for myself what it feels like to be in the four walls of the university but I feel good cos I have friends who have 2 or 3 degrees but are feeding today from their talent and skills and not using the degrees to fend for themselves of achieving their dreams.”
“I am okay talking about it now because God has blessed me, I don’t dwell on it. I feel blessed for where I am today and if I probably went to school, I will probably not be in the entertainment world today.”
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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