Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar has come out to share her painful experience with bullies. She recently had her say via her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, bullying is a reoccurring issue and it usually gets covered up, plus she actually repeated a semester at Bayero University, Kano because of bullies.
Halima added that there are bullies in Nollywood as well and she is not scared to expose the culprits.
Her words, “The perpetrators should be brought out .
And justice served .so Sylvester can have closure and finally Rest In Peace.”
“BULLYING IS ACTUALLY RAMPART
THEY KEEP COVERING IT UP.AM A BOARDER AND I KNOW ,HOW SCHOOLS COVER CRIMES IN BOARDING SCHOOLS.#justiceforslyvester#saynotobullies.”
“THEY ARE RIGHT IF YOU REPORT ,YOU SNITCHED.BEATING,MOLESTATION ,PUNISHMENTS FROM SENIORS OR EVEN UR OWN MATE.”
“KINDLY STOP AND TALK TO UR KIDS.MANY MORE ARE HIDDEN.LOOK EVEN IN NOLLYWOOD WE HAVE BULLIES AND I WILL NAME THEM ALL.”
“I REPEATED A SEMESTER IN BUK BECAUSE OF BULLIES.”
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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