The movie star recently flaunted a stunning photo of herself ahead of the new year, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, 2020 was made easy because of the people around her, and she can only thank them for their love and support.
Tonto added that she wishes everyone their heart desires as we all step into the new year.
Her words, “Thank you to all for your love, Your support, and most especially Your Prayers. 2020 Was Made easy cause I had you all, I’m grateful for your love. As you step into the year 2021 I wish you everything your heart desires. May God/Allah/And the universe Bless you as we step unto a new decade. Lastly I wish to say I’m glad you are ALIVE Happy new year in a few hours.”
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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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