She recently had her say via her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, when she started the journey into single motherhood, she was always afraid, depressed and confused, and it actually made her feel like a loser.
Iyabo, however, added that seeing the outcome of she and her kids now, she can only thank God for his blessing.
Her words, “‘This year i began my journey as a single mum with no direction…
i was afraid, sometimes depressed, confused, i always had alot of anxiety
I felt like a failure, a loser, i felt i wasn’t good enough, i felt little, i didn’t really know how to fit in or even start,
…… how was i even going to pull through,?
I never thought of me making it in life, i just wanted my kids to be fine, that was my ultimate goal….
All i knew to do was to love my kids immensely and give them all of me & that inspired me to keep moving.
Today i look back & all i want to say is thank you Lord.
It’s never to late to start all over again…… it will be tough but you will be fine ..
There is always light @ the end of the tunnel.”
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.