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Prince Kpokpogri Had To Be Arrested To Calm His Nerves – Police

Tonto Dikeh and Prince Kpokpogri

Tonto Dikeh and Prince Kpokpogri

The police has come out to explain the reason why Prince Kpokpogri, ex-boyfriend of Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh was recently arrested and detained.

They recently had their say via a statement to the press, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to the officer in charge, he called his security officials to detain Prince because he became very insulting and uncontrollable with policemen handling his case after he was accused of bypassing police authorities.

He added that the detention was for the accused to calm himself down and not escalate things further.

It read, “Yes, I called my CP Sanda Umar, CP Administration who despatched officers to arrest them. He (Kpokoogiri) became insulting and uncontrollable. I ordered his detention to enable him to calm down. Besides, he has a pending petition against him which CP Sanda Umar is investigating.”


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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