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There Are No Permanent Friends Or Enemies In Nollywood – Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo

Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo has come out to say that there are no permanent friends or foes in the entertainment industry, especially Nollywood.

The movie star recently revealed this on Twitter and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to her, those you see as enemies right now in the entertainment industry can end up being friends tomorrow, and those you see as friends might hate each other tomorrow.

She added that it is a very strange industry where very unexpected things happen.

“There are no permanent enemies or friends in Nollywood.”

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.

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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