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Cultural And Tribal Guardians Should Avoid Me – Lala Akindoju

Lala Akindoju and Chef Fregz

Lala Akindoju and Chef Fregz

Nollywood actress, Lala Akindoju has come out to reply an Instagram user who tackled her for allowing her son to watch Yoruba cartoons and not Itsekiri cartoons.

She recently had her say via her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.

Lala had apparently posted a video of her son watching a cartoon that was shot using the Yoruba language which is her dialect unlike her husband, Chef Fregene, who hails from Itsekiri in Delta State.

Reacting, IG user was upset that she allowed her son, Adeoreofe, watch Yoruba cartoons and not Itsekiri cartoons.

Responding, Lala blasted the user for being too nosy, adding that she is tired of cultural and tribal guardians.


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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