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Actors Guild of Nigeria Visiting Regina Daniels Is Shameful – Lala Akindoju

Lala Akindoju and Chef Fregz

Lala Akindoju and Chef Fregz

Nollywood actress, Lala Akindoju has blasted the Actors Guild of Nigeria for visiting her colleague, Regina Daniels, who recently gave birth to her first child.

Lala simply revealed that it was a shameful move that should be discouraged.

According to her, it would be wiser if the Actors Guild of Nigeria used the same energy to do things that will take the movie industry forward.

He added that members of the guild are not showing the required leadership because they are doing nothing about the future and safety of practitioners.

His words, “This is actually shameful. In these times where the actor’s guild should show leadership on pressing issues like navigating the industry with COVID-19, like creating structures to stop sexual harassment in the industry. This is their priority. Even if you visit your member must you film and post? The videos we need to see about future and safety of practitioners. Yet, they abuse us and insist that we join. Sigh! 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

It is shameful because they should use the same energy to do the things that actually move the industry forward.”

What do you think?

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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