Nolly-wetin?

Status
Not open for further replies.

Sola

Administrator
Staff member
#1
Some have expressed misgivings about the Nigerian movie industry being called "Nollywood". I wonder what you folks think about that?

A name for such an industry is more of a convenience than anything else. It helps those who like to compartmentalize things - especially foreign press.

I read somewhere that when Bollywood was coined in the 70s, initially to poke fun at all the Indian movies produced then aping Hollywood films (though spiced with the song and dance), the industry itself in India was facing a lot of ridicule, something very akin to ours now. However, as the Indians relocated to the West, same way Nigerians are all over the world now, Bollywood - the name - started gaining some respect, since it had started making billions of Dollars annually.

Many respected moviemakers in India do not like their industry addressed as Bollywood. A writer argues since japanes industry is not called Jollywood and chinese is not chollywwod, why should Indian be Bollywood after Hollywood, as if it is some copy cat creation?

Nigeria is being taken down that road now. We have been tagged Nollywood, probably for want of a better name. What do you guys think? Can we do without a name? Surulerewood? Ha ha!
 

vince

Well-Known Member
#2
We don't need the name or any other name for that matter.Call nollywood a nickname or something,but it si not all that important.The main thing is that more quality should come out of the industry so that it gets more worldwide respect.
 

Sola

Administrator
Staff member
#3
We're getting a name, whether we like it or not. And the more I surf the Internet, the more I am sure Nollywood is going to stick. We can call ourselves something else back home, but the Western world has found a name for us and Nollywood is it.

Wonder were the name came from...
 

vince

Well-Known Member
#4
Originally posted by Sola
We're getting a name, whether we like it or not. And the more I surf the Internet, the more I am sure Nollywood is going to stick. We can call ourselves something else back home, but the Western world has found a name for us and Nollywood is it.

Wonder were the name came from...
Cheesy at it sounds,it is not a bad name actually.I don't mind it sha.;)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top