The comedian who is presently on vacation in South Africa made a comparison between the countries as he praised the level of development in SA, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, he has lived in the western world in the past, both in the UK and US, so he gets depressed when he sees how other African countries have also gone farther than Nigeria in terms of development.
He then asked fellow Nigerians to tell him what is really stalling the rapid development of the country.
His words, “Now, I’ve lived in the western world in the past, both in the UK and US, and when I ask this question I justify my depression with well it’s a white man’s country that’s why they are ahead but why I’m really angry in this case is that we are talking about the same continent.”
What do you think?
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.
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