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My Wife Gave Up Fame, But She’s Still Successful – RMD

Richard Mofe Damijo and his wife

Richard Mofe Damijo and his wife

Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo has come out to respond after his post hailing his wife on their wedding anniversary led to a debate.

Recall that the actor said his wife, Jumobi gave up fame to build their home and he thanked her for it on their anniversary, this, however, led to a conversation about women being expected to give up their careers to build their homes.

Reacting, RMD has said his wife only gave up fame but she still has a successful career and a thriving business.

He added that his wife made the decision before they got married because she didn’t want to be in the public eye.


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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