- Nigerian author and social critic, Reno Omokri, has taken to social media to share his take on Nollywood and how it portrays Nigerians to the world
- Reno said that Nollywood has conditioned foreigners to see Nigerians as juju people because of the movies they put out
- Reno then added that the Nigerian film industry should be called Jujuwood instead of Nollywood
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The Nigerian film industry is no doubt a thriving one with many talented acts to show for it. However, the film industry has also been known to attract criticism from time to time over the quality of movies they put out.
Nigerian author and social critic, Reno Omokri, took to his Twitter page to share his opinion about the film industry called Nollywood. According to him, it has been responsible for portraying citizens of the country as diabolic and fetish people.
Reno then went on to recount how he was in San Francisco with veteran actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo in 2011 when a lady recognised the film star. Reno said he brought out his camera thinking the lady wanted a photo but that she screamed saying that they wanted to use her picture for ‘juju’.
He wrote: “In 2011, @KanayoOKanayo and I were walking in San Francisco. An American lady recognised him. I brought out my camera, thinking she wanted a photo. She screamed and said ‘you want to use my photo for juju’! That is what Nollywood has done to us!”
Explaining further, Reno said that he has been to many African and Caribbean countries and that people are usually wary of Nigerians, not because of 419 but because of juju.
See his tweets below:
In other news, Legit.ng reported on Nollywood actor, Prince Adewale Adeyemo, after he recounted how he lost two kids in 1988 while away on a job that paid N40.
The film star said that he was on a movie set in Lagos and there was no means of communication at the time. The actor also said that it usually took him a few days to get home and when he did, he discovered that his children were dead.
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