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My Dad Opposed My Creative Career Till I Started Earning From It – Dorcas Fapson

Dorcas Shola-Fapson

Dorcas Shola-Fapson

Nollywood actress, Dorcas Fapson has come out to say that her dad didn’t support her creative career initially.

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

According to Fapson, her father kept opposing her career in the entertainment industry until she started making good money.

She added that it is funny how the same man who never backed her career for so long is now one of her biggest cheerleaders.

Her words, “Not this man sending broadcasts about tonight. Yall come get ya uncle please,”

“Please my Dad is just like every other African parent. He did not support my creative career till I started making money! Now my guy don turn cheerleader.”


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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