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You’re Not Celebrated When You’re Alive Because You’re A Hypocrite – Emeka Amakeze

Emeka Amakeze

Emeka Amakeze

Nollywood actor, Emeka Amakeze has come out to blast colleagues for complaining about people not being celebrated when they are alive.

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

According to him, these colleagues making such complaints only comment on and like posts of celebrities while ignoring videos of upcoming artistes who are yet to be celebrated.

He added that they don’t have a right to complain because they only vibe or party with celebrities and will never post photos they took with people the world has not started celebrating.

His words, “You comment on and like only the posts of celebrities. You have never posted or reposted videos of upcoming artistes but only vibe or party with celebrities. You don’t post pictures you took with people the world has not started celebrating. Your DM is filled with unread messages but you are the one quarrelling with yourself over how others only celebrate people when they are dead.”

“Please, I am allergic to hypocrisy.”

Do you agree?

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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