By Anthony Ogbonna
Although Nollywood has, over the years, done great, Some Nigerians have, on Monday, taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to critique the Nigerian film industry, with many giving the industry a heavy knock for scenes they described as being too below expectations.
LAst week, Nigeria witnessed a drama at the National Assembly where operatives of the Department of States Services, DSS, invaded and took over the Assemblies complexes, preventing lawmakers from gaining access.
The incidents at the two complexes of the National Assembly took the attention of many Nigerians. However, Today, Nigerians have beamed their attention on the movie industry, making Nollywood to appear on the twitter trend’s map.
But what are they talking about Nollywood?
Well, with shot scenes, the twitter users gave kudos and knocks to Nollywood as they bared their minds on their expectations on the industry.
Below are their tweets:
What do you think would be the title of this Nollywood movie 🤣😭 pic.twitter.com/WP1GtHhMk3
— Anda (@LazyWrita) 9 August 2018
Only in Nollywood pic.twitter.com/43CNMd7WDs
— www.KRAKS.co (@KraksTV) 10 August 2018
The Nollywood movie I watched last really gripped me. People are really suffering in this life.
— Cristine x (@iAmCroe) 13 August 2018
“Born again mad man”. Nah Nollywood has to chill. pic.twitter.com/YJbXJQf9Ft
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) 12 August 2018
Sam Loco Efe is a Legend 🙌🙌😂😂😂.. Nollywood’s finest… pic.twitter.com/GRAMcB99Rh
— Timo-Pekko Nieminen 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@dejazimako007) 8 August 2018
I love coming across these old Aki and Pawpaw movies man. Nollywood Icons! pic.twitter.com/9nLCVLKIa5
— Wᴏʟᴇ́ (@Kingwole) 8 August 2018
When Nollywood was still Bollywood😁😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hIwR3szjR0
— The 022TV (@022TV) 8 August 2018
Why is there a strong relationship between nollywood mad people and dustbin? pic.twitter.com/F09FhCkze8
— Goodness and Mercy (@kosi_nnebe) 11 August 2018
Wen Nollywood was Nollywood 😂
I can’t stop laughing 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/dQvTGcdPty
— King Nelson (@famenaija) 9 August 2018
So my aunt and grandma are visiting from Nigeria and I showed her how to watch YouTube on the TV. Now my recommendations are a mix of Nollywood movies, Nigerian gospel, Sunny Ade, and Nigerian stand-up lol Na wa!
— Mayowa is an editor and producer (@mayowaaina_) 12 August 2018
Nollywood has played a major role in perpetuating superstitious beliefs in Nigeria. *sighs*
— Nnanna (@TheNnanna) 5 August 2018
Nollywood’s definition of poverty is drinking garri😥
— 💋 (@flawless_choco) 12 August 2018
Nollywood needs to urgently change storylines though. There is no African country I have been to that I didn’t have to answer questions about Nigeria and JuJu. And they get all that info from Nollywood. Africans/Carribbeans actually think juju is rampant in Nigeria.
— Ife Adebayo (@IfeAdebayo) 5 August 2018
🤣🤣🤣….its not our fault, if you watched nollywood movies like karashika, sakobi the snake girl, end of the wicked, married to a witch and this Yoruba movie Aje meta!! My dear those images will never leave your head till you grow old😂😂😂🤣
— The Pacifier😎🇳🇬 (@doncappuchi) 13 August 2018
My friend who was an only son died in 2013. His father had died several years earlier. His body was still in the mortuary when an uncle moved into his father’s house & another uncle tried to take possession of his car.
It felt like a Nollywood movie
— Igala_King (@i_am_Anomeli) 13 August 2018
Why are sons of rich people in Nollywood movies always called ” junior” pic.twitter.com/ZBz3M7ZSKP
— Daddy CHO (@Chidubem__O) 3 August 2018
Has someone considered doing a paper on “THE INFLUENCE OF NOLLYWOOD ON NIGERIAN POLITICS”?
Any new defections today?
— Buchi (@Buchibwai) 6 August 2018