Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie has come out to appeal to Nigerians to forgive Sarah Austin. She recently stressed that the actress is truly repentant and will no longer support evil, and fans have been reacting.
According to her, Sarah attacking May Edochie during her marriage saga was clearly wrong, but their recent conversation has proven that she is indeed sorry for her actions.
Rita added that Austin has already been warned that partaking in evil is a very bad thing, so she must ask God for forgiveness.
Her words, “I am talking to the whole world. She is really repentant and is really sorry over what she did and I advise if you are still supporting evil, stop! What she did was wrong and she is really repentant. The way she hugged me shows she is really sorry and because she is really sorry, I ask the whole world to join me and forgive her. I told her joining evil is a very bad thing. God will not forgive you but she is repentant.
She said she will not support Judy again.”
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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