Nollywood filmmaker, Yibo Koko, and his wife are celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary today. He recently jumped on social media to praise his lady, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, his wife is a correct woman and he’ll never regret paying her bride price twenty-two years ago.
His wife added that 22 years after they got married, Yibo is still the only one for her.
His words, ”22 years!
Glory to God.
When I remember the 60 tubers of yam and the dry fish dem wey we carry go Mbaise go marry, I thank God sey I no listen to that snake story, because na over correct babe I marry @yellowsisi”
She added, ”22 years after and he is still the one for me.
Thanking God for keeping an eye on our home. Happy wedding anniversary to us.”
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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