Popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde recently caused a stir online following her hot take about the global recognition of the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Omotola Jalade, who is well known for her contribution to the movie industry said that Nollywood introduced the Nigerian entertainment industry to the world way before Afrobeats.
Omotola Jalade, a 45-year-old mother of four said this in a post shared via her verified Instagram page on Thursday, May 22nd, 2023.
Omotola Jalade shares a throwback of some movies in Nollywood that introduced entertainment in Nigeria to the world.
In the throwback movies, Omotola Jalade was seen with Rita Dominic, Stella Damasus, Genevieve Nnaji and others.
The movies shared include, Yankee Girls, All My Life, Games Women Play, Blood Sisters and Kosorogun 🤓.
Captioning her post, Omotola Jalade wrote; “#Tbt Someone sent me some of these vids and it was nostalgic…lol Despite the not so great quality , No social media , these movies Broke barriers … Way Before Afrobeats We … introduced Nigerian Entertainment to the World ! We took on the World … we still … Name the Movies you know… Lol.”
The video by Omotola Jalade however generated mixed reactions from netizens most especially Afrobeats lovers who also argued that the music genre takes Nigerian entertainment to the world before Nollywood as they made reference to legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
See reactions below;
d77official: Don’t ever compare Afrobeat to Nollywood, una wey make other countries come Dey think say all Nigerians Dey do Juju.
iamwammie: Nah!!! – Nollywood is responsible for the bad misrepresentation and most of the Negative stereotypes that Nigerians suffer today. So, before you hype nonsense, you need to really think it true. Y’all did more harm to the culture than good in my own opinion.
udoka2301: Many of you are still struggling to settle down with all your money and fame.
iamstephliet: Blood sisters! As a teenager, that movie made me despise Genevieve so much but thank God for growth & maturity. I love Genny to stupor now, she can never do wrong my eyes 🥰🥰.
josh_ighomena’: …way before Afrobeat 😂.
lizzyofvalor: You will learn a lot from the old nollywood than the new……I prefer watching the old,the way they speak ,the acting was real unlike now that every Tom dick and Harry is an actor👏👏👏👏👏.
audreys_kiddies_apparels: Stella Damasus eeeeei In the second slide is epic 😂😂 I love watching these ladies and the likes of Emeka Ike, Ramsey Noah… they made my childhood memorable ❤️.
benbills007: That’s a fact but Afrobeatz brought the money into Nigeria entertainment 😊.
ayo2bam: Way before Afrobeats? When did baba fela start his music career?