Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme has come out to say that he recently battled Bell’s Palsy disease. He recently revealed that the sickness is the reason he has stayed away from the movie scene for a while now, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the disease comes like a stroke and sort of affects one side of your face and gives your face a kind of droop.
Chidi added that the doctor said it was incurable because they don’t even know what causes it.
His words, “It comes like a stroke and sort of affects one side of your face and gives your face a droop,”
“The doctor said it was incurable. They had no cure because they didn’t know what causes it.”
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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