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I Don’t Joke With My Family – Rotimi Salami

Rotimi Salami and his wife

Rotimi Salami and his wife

Nollywood actor, Rotimi Salami has come out to slam a troll who insulted his wife on social media.

He recently had his say via his Instagram page, and fans have been reacting.

The troll tagged his wife “old” and “not sexy,” and Rotimi immediately hit back, telling the troll that after checking her photos, he wouldn’t consider her the definition of sexy and cute too.

He then warned that he doesn’t joke with his family, so people should avoid speaking ill of her.


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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