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Nollywood Is Now The Home Of Dummies – Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has come out to blast the crop of actors and actresses finding their way into the Nigerian movie industry nowadays.

He recently had his say via his social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, it is a shame to see how even those who can’t speak proper English have found their way to Nollywood these days because it has become a dumping ground for all kinds of blockheads.

His words, “Everybody wan be actor and actress.
All the dummies around want to be actors and actresses.
Nollywood has turned to dumping ground for block heads.
Even people that can’t speak good English have become actors and actresses unlike before.
Nollywood don suffer.
Somehow everything dies in this country.
Why??”

WOW.

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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