Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has come out to say that being born again has nothing to do with her inner craze. She recently revealed this via her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, those saying she sponsors the controversial Gistlover blog should think again because she knows nothing about that.
Tonto added that the verified accounts hiding behind the fakes to accuse her falsely should receive sense.
Her words, “I don’t know if I speak bad English or I am ignorant about how bad my English is.”
“I said it earlier. I don’t know gistlover. I am an ‘amebo’ just like you. Just that I have shame now. So all these verified accounts hiding behind the fakes accusing me of fueling gistlover or being a team, you a fool or what?”
“I heard I am broke. So how am I supposed to pay a blogger or be on the money side and not be in money? See, y’all don’t stress me or I publish your freaking DMs.”
“Being born again has nothing to do with my inner craze. Gistlover, I ‘stan’ for life. If they give me ‘gbas’, it’s my right to give ‘gbos’ back or not.”
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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