Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi has come out to say that she was involved in an accident hours ago. She recently had her say via her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, she got injured and her car was vandalized after she was attacked by traffic robbers in Lagos last night.
Kemi added that she remains grateful because the horrid experience could’ve been worse.
Her words, “I am in a state of shock! Traumatized!! I haven’t closed my eyes to sleep since yesterday.”
“I also experienced the highly poor insecurity state in Nigeria which has become a norm. No matter how much we scream and cry it always falls on deaf ears of those who govern us even when death is involved.”
“My driver and I were attacked by armed robbers at Arepo where I went to film while in traffic on our way back home yesterday, They broke my windscreens, left my whole body with wounds and skin in pains because of the impact of the shattered glass which was forcefully broken while I was in the car, my arm was cut with cutlass, they took my phones, belongings and ran off! Sadly my driver also took a hit to his head.”
“Still I am thankful because it could be worse!
However, this is nothing compared to what I’ve been through in recent times.”
“No matter what may come my way, I will forever be grateful to God for preserving my life.”
“PS: This message is typed via my daughter’s phone. If you are not able to reach me for now; you know why. IT IS WELL.”
“@jidesanwoolu @nigerianpoliceforce @muhammadubuhari”
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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