Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has come out to urge the spouses of her male colleagues to always be prepared for the unexpected. She recently had her say via her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, it is very difficult for actors in Nigeria, especially with the way women flock around them, so their wives should invest in shock absorbers.
Iyabo added that Nollywood men cheat a lot, and that should not be a surprise to anyone who knows the industry.
Her words, “Men cheat. Victoria you should not be surprised, you know how the industry is. It’s very hard for an actor in Nigeria I’ve never seen a faithful actor. It’s a fact. Do you know how women, girls flock around these actors?”
“Anybody that is married to an actor should always have…should go and buy what they call shock absorber. Because it’ normal, it’s very difficult. We always just pretend.”
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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