Veteran Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has come out to demand that the NYSC program to be abolished. This is coming as she recounts her time as a corp member, and fans have been reacting.
According to her, serving in North was a very torrid experience for her and it is time to scrap the idea of NYSC since corpers cannot travel within this country without hindrance.
Kate added that not scrapping it is putting the lives of young people at risk unnecessarily.
Her words, “When I served in the North, it was a very memorable experience. Travelling from Bauchi by road to the airport was safe & then flying to Lagos just with my NYSC ID card, which also got me rebate on my ticket.
It’s time to SCRAP this idea since corpers can’t travel within this country without LET OR HINDRANCE!
Stop putting the lives of young people at risk with moribund ideas.
Security is a priority & needs to be sorted totally, not technically 🤨🙄”
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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