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I Campaigned For President Tinubu Because I Want Nigeria To Be Better – Olaiya Igwe

Olaiya Igwe

Olaiya Igwe

Nollywood actor, Olaiya Igwe has come out to say that he doesn’t regret campaigning for President Bola Tinubu.

He recently revealed that if he had another opportunity, he would still do it again.

According to him, those people claiming him apologizing for going to the beach meant that he regrets campaigning for Tinubu are wrong, because that is not the case.

Olaiya Igwe added that he simply campaigned for Tinubu for Nigeria to be better.

His words, “Some people claim my apologising for going to the beach meant that I regret campaigning for Tinubu. I do not regret campaigning for Tinubu. If I have another opportunity to do things that I can to make Tinubu win the election again so that this country will become better, I will do it. I do not regret it at all.”


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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